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International Community Condemns Bombing in India

The United States has condemned the multiple explosions that struck in the Indian capital, New Delhi on Saturday.

In a statement released late Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice described the deadly blasts as a heinous act that deliberately targeted innocent civilians preparing for holiday celebrations. She said fighting terrorism is a struggle shared around the world and that the United States stands with India as it seeks to bring the guilty to justice.

Elsewhere, U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan said he was appalled by the crime and urged authorities to prosecute those responsible.

In Pakistan, the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, said his country is shocked at what he called an act of barbarism.

Japan's foreign ministry called the attacks a cowardly act.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Chinese President Hu Jintao also condemned the attacks.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.