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German consulate attack: India urges international community for strong action against terrorism

Updated: Nov 12, 2016 15:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov. 12 (ANI): Condemning the recent terrorist attack on the German Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif, India said Saturday it opposes terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and called on the international community for strong action.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wish speedy recovery to those injured. India lauds the courage of the security forces that successfully thwarted the attack and saved many lives," the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

"India strongly opposes terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan and with Germany," the statement added saying that the attack is a grim reminder of the serious and grave threat that terrorism poses to our region and to humanity.

In the statement, New Delhi called on the international community to take concerted and strong action to fight this scourge, inter alia, by denying all support, sanctuaries and safe havens to all terrorists.

A suicide bomber rammed a truck into a German consulate in Afghanistan, killing at least six civilians and wounding 120 on Thursday.

After the blast, gunman attacked the building in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, battling with German and Afghan forces.

The attack was claimed by the Taliban. (ANI)