London mayor Boris Johnson offers sympathy to Indian terror victims
9:03am Friday 28th November 2008 in News
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has expressed his sympathy and condolences to those affected by the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
Late Wednesday night (Nov26) gunman using grenades and automatic weapons, targeted at least seven sites including the Indian city's main commuter train station, a hospital and a restaurant popular with tourists.
Indian police say 14 police officers, 81 Indian nationals and six foreigners have been killed.
Four suspected terrorists have also been killed and nine arrested, they add.
On Thursday Mr Johnson said: "Our thoughts are with the people of Mumbai and everyone affected by the dreadful and indiscriminate attacks on the city.
"I am shocked and saddened by such violence and terror, which cannot be tolerated anywhere, at any time.
"London has a large Indian population and historic ties to that wonderful country and I wish to offer our city's sympathy and support at this difficult moment.
He added: "I know that the city of Mumbai will not be deflected from its course by indiscriminate terror and would like to reiterate the offer by the Metropolitan Police of their unrivalled expertise following the attacks."
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