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US condemns Hyderabad blasts

Posted on Feb 22, 03:24PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Feb 22 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned the twin blasts in Hyderabad that claimed at least 16 lives.

Kerry conveyed his condolences for the victims to Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, who is visiting the United States from Feb 20-22.

"Secretary Kerry offered his sincere condolences at the loss of life as a result of the terror attacks in Hyderabad, and the condemnation of the government and the people of the United States. This was reiterated at all of Foreign Secretary's meetings with United States officials," said the MEA in a statement.

At least 117 people were injured in the two blasts that ripped through Andhra Pradesh capital Hyderabad on Thursday evening as the finger of suspicion pointed towards the Indian Mujahideen (IM).