This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sent his condolences to the families of victims of Boston bomb attack and sent a written condemnation to US President Barack Obama. PM Singh said the incident was a senseless and cowardly act of violence and that India will support the U.S. in fight against terror.
“In keeping with the excellent cooperation between India and the United States to combat terrorism, we offer you our full support,” PM Singh wrote in a letter to Obama.
“This senseless and cowardly act of violence has struck a city that has long stood as a symbol of openness, learning and enterprise. The people of India join me in condemning the attack in strongest terms,” he added.
Two bomb blasts left several injured at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. President Barack Obama has assured to catch the culprits behind this gruesome act. The incident put police on high alert in major cities across the United States, including Washington DC and New York City.
Declaring the incident an act of terror, the White House confirmed that three people were killed and over 100 are suffering from grave injuries. According to investigation officers, the dead included an 8-year-old boy.
“It is a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation,” said Richard DesLauriers, the FBI special agent in charge for Boston.