New Delhi [India], Feb 15 (ANI): Several countries, including Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia and UAE, have condemned the ghastly Pulwama attack which claimed the lives of nearly 40 CRPF personnel in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
"Canada strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir today. Canada offers its deepest condolences and profound sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured in the attack," a statement issued by Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland noted.
"Canada remains steadfast in its support of the global fight against terrorism. We stand in solidarity with the government and the people of India in the fight to prevent radicalization and defeat terrorism in all its forms,
" the statement further puts forth.
Around 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives when their bus - which had 42 personnel on board - was targeted by a suicide bomber from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Thursday. Their bus was part of 78 vehicle convoy which was transporting 2,500 personnel from Jammu to Srinagar when the terrorist attack took place. JeM has since taken responsibility for the attack.
"Germany condemns terrorism in all forms. We are gravely shocked and deeply saddened. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims. Germany stands with its strategic partner India," Jasper Wieck, Charge d'Affaires of the German Embassy in India told ANI on Friday.
The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said, "The UAE stands in solidarity with the government and people of India in their fight against violence and extremism," while referring to the dastardly attack.
Saudi Arabia has also put forth its denunciation of the attack. Riyadh, on Friday, reinforced its support to India against terrorism and extremism, wishing for the speedy recovery of the wounded.
The nations join an ever-growing list of countries who have strongly denounced the attack while extending their support to India. The United States, in fact, has called on Pakistan to cease providing a safe haven and support to terrorist organisations in the wake of the deadliest attack on Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
India, on Friday, revoked the Most Favoured Nation status awarded to Pakistan following the attack while investigations are underway to bring the perpetrators to justice, Indian authorities noted. (ANI)