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Unity over India attack

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-07-12

Mumbai train blast

Mumbai train blast

A multi-faith service to remember all those who have died and been injured in the Mumbai train bombings in India is to take place on Friday.

Members of the Jewish community along with Hindu, Christian, Muslim and other faiths will gather at a Hindu temple in Watford, Hertfordshire which is being organised by the Hindu Forum.

Two hundred people have been confirmed dead while more than 700 injured in the eight blasts that took place on packed commuter trains.

A spokesman for the Hindu Forum said that prayers will be said in various languages including Hebrew and that all faiths are welcome to take part in the service which also aims to show British unity.

In a statement, the Israeli government condemned the attack. "Israel condemns terrorism wherever it is perpetrated and is determined that there must be no compromising with terrorism, whatever its origins, and that it must be fought unconditionally. Israel expresses its deepest condolences to the government and people of India at their loss from these heinous attacks."

Each year, tens of thousands of Israelis go to India for backpacking and Israeli authorities have told Israelis to be alert at all times following the recent terrorist attack.