India condemns terror bombings in Istanbul

Two bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday after fans had gone home, killing 29 people and wounding 166.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:December 11, 2016 4:58 pm
In this photo taken late Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, police forensic officers work after explosions near the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena in Istanbul. Turkey declared a national day of mourning Sunday after twin blasts in Istanbul killed dozens of people and wounded many others near a soccer stadium — the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats. Turkish authorities have banned distribution of images relating to the Istanbul explosions within Turkey. (Goktay Koraltan/Depo Photos via AP) ) In this photo taken late Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, police forensic officers work after explosions near the Besiktas football club stadium Vodafone Arena in Istanbul. (Goktay Koraltan/Depo Photos via AP) )

India on Sunday condemned terror bombings in Istanbul and said the heinous attack again highlights the urgent need for a collective resolve on part of the world community against the scourge of terrorism. The Ministry of External Affairs, in a statement, said terrorism in any form and manifestation was “completely unacceptable”.

“We offer deep condolences to the bereaved families and wish speedy recovery to the injured.

“Terrorism in any form and manifestation is completely unacceptable. The heinous attack in Istanbul again highlights the urgent need for collective resolve on the part of the world community against the scourge of terrorism,” the MEA said.

Two bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul Saturday after fans had gone home, killing 29 people and wounding 166.

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