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Bombing Won't Stop Visit to Pakistan Says Bush


President Bush has vowed a deadly bomb attack outside the U.S. Consulate in southern Pakistan will not stop him from visiting the country later this week. At least 35 people have been injured and four killed Thursday in Karachi - including an American diplomat.

"Terrorists and killers are not going to prevent me from going to Pakistan," said Mr. Bush.

President Bush made the vow in a news conference in New Delhi Thursday - where he received word of a deadly bomb attack 20 meters from the U.S. Consulate in Karachi.

Mr. Bush says his trip to Pakistan this week is very important so he can talk to President Pervez Musharraf about their fight against terrorism.

Mr. Bush expressed sorrow at the attack.

"I send our country's deepest condolences," he said.

The U.S. Consulate in Karachi has been targeted several times by militants - including a 2002 bombing which killed more than a dozen people.

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