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Pulwama Terror Attack: US, Russia and others condemn killing of CRPF jawans

The worst terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men saw immediate global condemnation. The attack was claimed by Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad.  

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The worst terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir that killed over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men saw immediate global condemnation. The attack was claimed by Pakistan based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad.  

US ambassador to India Kenneth Juster tweeted , "U.S. Mission in India strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. The United States stands alongside India in confronting terror and defeating it."

French Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said, "Our thoughts go out to the families of the fallen soldiers." & "France has always been and always will be by India’s side in the fight against terrorism in all its forms."

In a release, the Russian Embassy said it "condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama district,  which claimed precious lives of more than 40 CRPF personnel and left numerous people injured."

Calling for a strong response to terror, Russian embassy said, "We denounce terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterate the need to combat these inhuman acts with decisive and collective response without any double standards."

The response in the neighbourhood was also quick. Maldives President  Ibrahim Mohamed Solih tweeted, "I strongly condemn the deadly terrorist attack in Kashmir today killing at least 40 people. We send our thoughts and prayers to those affected. The Maldives will continue to work with India and the international community to combat terrorism in our region and the world at large."

Maldivian Foriegn Minister Abdulla Shahid wrote a message to external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj condemning the terrorist attack & conveying sympathy to the Government and people of the Republic of India. In the message, he said, "The Maldives is fully committed to the fight against terrorism and will continue to work closely with India, and the international community in eliminating this global menace."

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was one of the first foreign leaders to speak to PM Modi and expresses his condolences on the terror attack. In a statement, Nepal govt said, "In line with its principled position, Nepal unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and believes that such heinous acts of terrorism cannot be justified on any ground."

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a tweet also expressed his condolences. He said, "I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attack in Kashmir's Pulwama district — the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. I express my condolences to @narendramodi and the families of police officers who lost their lives."

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa tweeted, "The world should continue to combat terrorism." 

The Bhutanese foreign minister said, " Shocked and saddened to hear of the dastardly terrorist attack in Kashmir" adding, "Hope the perpetrators will be brought to justice."

Israeli Ambassador Ron Malka in a tweet said, "Israel strongly condemns the terror attack in #Pulwama and stands by our Indian friends during this difficult hour." 

 

India had tried to put Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar on United Nations Security Council ban list but was blocked by Pakistan's all-weather friend China.

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