Germany condemns Hyderabad blasts

New Delhi: Germany on Friday condemned the Hyderabad twin blasts, terming the terrorist strikes as "abhorrent acts of hate and intolerance."

German Ambassador Michael Steiner said the attack "reminds us how easily the peace in our lives, that we all too often take for granted, can be disrupted by abhorrent acts of hate and intolerance."

He was speaking at a reception hosted for a Bavarian business delegation at his residence here.

After the brief reference to the incident, which has claimed lives of 16 people and injured 117, the gathering observed a minute's silence as a mark of respect to the victims.