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Countries condemn terror attack on Amarnath Yatra

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Condemnation of the terror attack on the Amarnath Yatra has come in from several countries, including Russia, France, and Britain, with all of them expressing solidarity with in the face of

The Russian Embassy in a statement termed the Monday night terror attack in which seven pilgrims were killed a "terrible crime against humanity, which dramatically shows that international terrorists do not respect any faith or religion, that they are ready to conduct barbaric acts to reach their outrageous aims".

"stands with the people of in this difficult hour," the statement said.

The French embassy, in its message, said: "France assures the people and authorities of of its solidarity in face of terrorism". It said that during the meeting in Paris on June 3, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared counter-to be a priority of their strategic partnership.

In a message, German Ambassador Martin Ney conveyed condolences to the families of those bereaved, and said: "resolutely stands by in the fight against and extremism".

"As the G20 leaders just reaffirmed in Hamburg, we are resolved to tackle as a common challenge to the global community," he said.

Britain's Acting High Commissioner Alexander Evans condemned the attack and said his country stands resolutely with in the fight against terror.

Spain has also condemned the attack, with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy saying "can count on Spain in the fight against terror".



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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 14:46 IST