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President of India condoles loss of lives in Kabul terrorist attack on Indian Embassy

New Delhi
July 8, 2008
The President of India, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil has learnt with deep sorrow of the passing away of Defence Attache Brigadier R.D. Mehta, Counsellor Venkateswara Rao of the Indian Foreign Service, Ajai Pathania and Roop Singh both of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police in the terrorist attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul. Wreaths on behalf of the President were laid on their bodies today. 

The President has condemned the dastardly act of the terrorists in which precious Indian and Afghan lives, including an Afghan working in the Embassy, were lost. 

The President has conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of the families and has sent her wishes for the speedy recovery of those who were injured in the attack.