Egypt, Arab League slam Mumbai 'terrorism'

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CAIRO: Egypt and the Arab League on Thursday denounced the “terrorist attacks which left at least 100 people dead in India’s financial hub Mumbai.

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak condemned the attacks and said his country “stands by the side of New Delhi in countering terrorism, state news agency MENA reported.

Amr Moussa, who heads the 22-member Arab League, said such “criminal and terrorist acts aggravate the vicious circle of violence and counter-violence, the agency reported.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s main opposition group, also condemned the “terrorist attacks and called for the execution of the perpetrators.

“These despicable acts of terror are an attack on humanity in general, not against people from certain nationalities or civilization, said a statement on the Brotherhood’s website.

“We hope that perpetrators of these heinous (acts) be brought to justice to receive the ultimate punishment for their crimes, said the Brotherhood, which control about a fifth of seats in parliament.

Indian officials said around 100 people died in coordinated attacks at two of Mumbai’s top luxury hotels and the main Chhatrapati Shivaji railway station late Wednesday.

A group calling itself the “Deccan Mujahedeen claimed responsibility. -AFP

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