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India condemns mindless Afghan violence

Abu Dhabi: Condemning the outbreak of violence in Afghanistan, India today conveyed its "profound concerns" to President Hamid Karzai and hoped for restoration of normalcy in that war-torn country.

"India believes that Afghanistan will have to sought out its issues amongst themselves in a civilised manner without resorting to mindless violence and it is India`s open desire that normalcy will be restored in Kabul and Afghanistan. And Afghanistan will try to move ahead and develop itself as a flourishing nation," External Affairs Minister S M Krishna said here. In a message, which was uploaded on the `YouTube`, Krishna said, "I condemn the outbreak of violence in Afghanistan…. and I would like to convey India`s profound concerns to President Karzai and people of Afghanistan."

Taliban militants launched a wave of simultaneous suicide and gun attacks yesterday in Afghanistan targeting the diplomatic area, NATO bases, and the Parliament at seven locations in Kabul and three other eastern cities in which 51 people were killed including 36 insurgents, eight Afghan security guards and three civilians. Afghan forces finally regained control today over parts of the capital Kabul, killing all the Taliban militants, who had unleashed 18 hours of brazen attack.

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