Hindustan Times : EU condemns Pakistan bombings

Friday, October 19, 2007

EU condemns Pakistan bombings

October 19, 2007

The European Union's Portuguese presidency condemned deadly bomb blasts on Thursday targeting a convoy carrying Pakistan's former premier Benazir Bhutto.

"The European Union strongly condemns the terrorist attack on the convoy of Mrs Benazir Bhutto which killed more than eighty people participating in a peaceful procession through the streets of Karachi," it said in a statement.

"The European Union urges the Pakistani authorities to bring those responsible to justice," it added.

At least 119 people were killed and 375 injured when two bombs exploded near Bhutto's truck during her Pakistan homecoming parade in Karachi, the mayor of the city said.