US condemns attack on Samjhauta Express
Washington, Feb. 20 (PTI): The United States has condemned the deadly blasts in the Samjhauta Express that killed 68 passengers and said those behind the attack were trying to undermine the progress in relations between India and Pakistan.
White House spokesman David Almacy extended condolences to the families of the victims of the Sunday night's blasts near Haryana's Panipat.
"We express our deepest sorrow for this tragedy and extend condolences to the families of the victims. We appreciate the leadership of Indian Prime Minister (Manmohan) Singh and Pakistani President (Pervez) Musharraf, and condemn those who seek to undermine the progress in relations between the two countries," Almacy said.
In a major terror attack, 68 people, mostly Pakistani nationals, were charred to death and nearly 15 injured, 12 of them seriously, when two powerful explosions ripped through two coaches of the Lahore-bound Samjhauta Express turning them into a moving inferno, about 10 km. from Panipat.