By Our Foreign Affairs Bureau
NEW DELHI/DHAKA:The President of India Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh on Thursday. Bangladesh blast, gunbattle kill 3, including 2 cops, during Eid prayers.
In a statement, the President has said “I am shocked and distressed to hear about the terrorist attack in Kishoreganj, Bangladesh today on the day of Eid. I condemn the perpetrators of this attack in the strongest of terms. This is the second terrorist attack in a week occurring in Bangladesh.
The people and Government are engaged in a brave struggle against the evil forces of extremism and violence. The Government of India will strongly stand by our brothers and sisters of Bangladesh in this fight. We will extend every support possible to enable the Bangladesh Government defeat these forces whose goal is to spread hatred, chaos and instability”.
Mukherjee has written to the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, His Excellency Mr. Abdul Hamid, conveying condolences to the Government and people of Bangladesh at the second terrorist attack in quick succession in their country. India stands with Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism, radicalism and fundamentalism”.