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Minister of State Hugo Swire appalled by attacks in India

FCO Minister Hugo Swire, Minister responsible for our relations with India, has expressed his dismay at the attacks in Hyderabad today.

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Speaking from India, Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire said:

I was appalled to hear of the bomb attacks in India today and my condolences go to those injured in Hyderabad and the families of those who lost their lives.

Having just spent three days with the Prime Minister seeing the optimism and opportunities across India, these attacks are a shocking reminder of the terrorist threat this country faces. I condemn this cowardly act of terror and, as agreed between the Prime Minister and Prime Minister Singh, the UK will continue to work closely with India to tackle the threat of terrorism wherever it occurs.

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Published 21 February 2013