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PM talks to Karzai, discusses situation after embassy attack

October 10, 2009 22:16 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai and discussed the situation arising out of Thursday's attack on Indian Embassy in Kabul.

Singh expressed deep sorrow over the death of 17 Afghans in the attack on the Indian Embassy and offered to arrange for medical treatment of the critically wounded, official sources said.

The two leaders discussed the situation in the aftermath of the attack.

India may also announce assistance to the families of two Afghan policemen constables Alam Khan and Mohammad Usman whose alertness prevented a greater catastrophe as they prevented the explosives-laden vehicle from gaining access to the Embassy gate.

The prime minister's telephonic talk with Karzai came hours after Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao returned from Kabul after a two-day visit to take stock of the situation in the wake of the blast.
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