WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama strongly condemned the attacks in Mumbai on Wednesday and offered support to bring the perpetrators to justice, according to a statement read by White House spokesman Jay Carney.
“The U.S. government continues to monitor the situation, including the safety and security of our citizens,” the statement said after three bomb blasts killed at least 20 people in Mumbai.
The blasts were the biggest attack on India’s financial capital since the 2008 assaults blamed on Pakistan-based militants.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she would continue with plans to visit India next week for a regular round of high-level talks and extended her own condolences to the Indian government and people.
“I believe it is more important then ever that we stand with India, dig deep in our partnership and reaffirm our commitment to the shared struggle against terrorism,” Clinton said in an appearance with Russia’s visiting foreign minister.
Reporting by Laura MacInnis and Caren Bohan, Editing by Sandra Maler and Todd Eastham