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Pakistan's FM To Still Visit India For Peace Talks Despite Train Bombing


Pakistan's foreign minister says he will go ahead with his planned visit to India Tuesday for peace talks, despite a deadly train bombing possibly intended to disrupt relations between the two countries.

Khursheed Kasuri is expected to meet with Indian officials in the capital, New Delhi.

Pakistan and India have condemned the attack, which killed at least at least 66 people on a train bound from New Delhi to the Pakistani border.

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said the attack would stiffen leaders' resolve to reach a sustainable peace. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh vowed that the culprits would be caught.

The United Nations, the United States and the European Union also condemned the attack. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said it was a heinous crime that cannot be justified.

Two bombs exploded on the train around midnight Sunday. Two carriages were quickly engulfed in fire and victims were trapped by locked doors and barred windows.

India's railways minister, Laloo Prasad Yadav said two unexploded suitcase bombs found later directly pointed to terrorism. Most of the victims were Pakistanis although some Indians were also killed.

There is no official word yet of who carried out the attack.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.

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