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PM talks to Karzai, discusses situation after Embassy attack

Last Updated: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 22:09

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
on Saturday spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and discussed the
situation arising out of Thursday`s attack on Indian Embassy
in Kabul.

Singh expressed deep sorrow over the death of 17 Afghans
in the attack on the Indian Embassy and offered to arrange
for medical treatment of the critically wounded, official
sources said.
The two leaders discussed the situation in the aftermath
of the attack.

India may also announce assistance to the families of
two Afghan policemen constables Alam Khan and Mohammad
Usman whose alertness prevented a greater catastrophe as they
prevented the explosives-laden vehicle from gaining access to
the Embassy gate.
The Prime Minister`s telephonic talk with Karzai came
hours after Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao returned from Kabul
after a two-day visit to take stock of the situation in the
wake of the blast.

Bureau Report

First Published: Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 22:09

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