The international community has condemned the terror
attacks in the Indian financial capital, Mumbai.
The White House said the
United States is ready to help the Indian government, and President George Bush
offered condolences to the victims' families.
A spokeswoman for U.S.
President-elect Barack Obama, Brooke Anderson, issued a statement saying the
coordinated attacks on innocent lives demonstrate the grave and urgent threat of
The Pakistani government said Prime Minister Yousaf Raza
Gilani expressed sorrow for the victims of the attack.
Minister Gordon Brown and the European Union also condemned the attacks.
Officials say at least one staff member with the European Parliament was among
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said no cause or
grievance can justify the indiscriminate attacks against civilians. He called
for the perpetrators to be brought to justice swiftly.
foreign minister, Simon Cream, denounced the attacks as a cowardly terrorist
assault on democracy. At least two Australians were wounded.
foreign ministry said at least one Japanese citizen was killed and another
wounded in the attacks.
Canada's Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon also
condemned the savage terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
The English Middlesex
cricket team announced it would not be traveling to Mumbai as planned Thursday
following the terror attacks. The team is participating in the Premier League
Twenty20 competition. The team captain, Shaun Udal, says the tournament will
continue, but with matches moved from Mumbai to Bangalore.
Some information for this report was provided by
AFP, AP and Reuters.