London, Paris condemn "outrageous" Mumbai attacks

Other News Materials 27 November 2008 03:13 (UTC +04:00)

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday condemned as "outrageous" the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and pledged to join the Indian government in a "vigorous response", dpa reported.

"These outrageous attacks in Mumbai will be met with a vigorous response," Brown said.

He had sent a message to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledging that Britain stood "solidly" behind his government and would assist it in its response.

In Paris, the French government, speaking as the current EU president, issued a statement expressing condolences to the families of victims of the late Wednesday bombings and armed attacks and condemning the violence.

The statement described the terrorism as an assault on Indian democracy and voiced the European Union's solidarity with the Indian nation.