U.S. offers India help to probe Varanasi blast

20:29, December 08, 2010      

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The United States Wednesday offered help to India in probing the bomb blast in the northern holy town of Varanasi Tuesday, which killed a baby and injured 35 others, including foreign nationals.

"The U.S. offers whatever assistance the Indian government would be willing to accept in this difficult occasion," U.S. Ambassador Timothy Roemer told the media here, after a meeting with India's National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon.

Stating that the U.S. can chip into forensic examination and spot detection of the "deplorable and cowardly attack", the American envoy said: "We are willing to do whatever we can."

"I can visualize what exactly happened there last night. The brutal terrorist attacks accomplish nothing. The message of death and destruction accomplish nothing. The U.S. stands shoulder to shoulder with the people of India and the people of Varanasi, who we know, will show the spirit of tolerance and quickly resolve to find who attacked them," he said.

Source: Xinhua


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