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Foreign Secretary statement on Mumbai explosions

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Foreign Secretary William Hague: "These were deplorable acts of terrorism. The UK stands firmly with India in the face of such atrocities."

Speaking today, the Foreign Secretary said:

“I send my deepest condolences to all those who have lost relatives or been injured in the bomb blasts in Mumbai. These were deplorable acts of terrorism. The UK stands firmly with India in the face of such atrocities. We are committed to working with the Indian government and our allies and partners to combat the threat from terrorism in all its forms.

“A Foreign Office consular team is already in Mumbai to provide consular support to any British nationals who may have been caught up in these events, and the Foreign Office is in close contact with the Indian authorities”.

The explosions today happened at the Zaveri Bazaar, the Opera House and Dadar.