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Latin American countries Thursday strongly condemned the coordinated terrorist attacks in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, which have killed at least 125 people and injured another 327.

The Chilean government Thursday condemned the attacks in a communique, saying that it "makes vows for the prompt identification, capture and appearance to the justice of all the material and intellectual culprits (of the attacks), and makes a call to strength the international cooperation with the Indian government."

The use of defenseless people as shields, hostages or victims of the attacks in Mumbai does not see any justification, Chile said.

Argentina also expressed its strong condemnation and its "total solidarity with the people and government" from India.

The Argentine Foreign Ministry said in a communique that "the Argentine authority requested the Indian government to transmit its sorrow to the relatives of the victims."

The Mexican government also deeply regretted on Thursday the loss of lives in Mumbai in a communique and condemned the attacks against foreigners at civil facilities like luxury hotels, restaurants, bars and a train station.

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry manifested in a communique its solidarity with the Indian government to tide over the situation and "offers its condolences to the relatives of the victims."

Panama expressed its condemnation and said that "the violent and furious actions that have produced so much mourning and pain in that country (India), have touched the global public opinion and have aroused the highest solidarity expression."

The Uruguayan government strongly condemned the attacks in Mumbai and expressed its solidarity with the victims and their relatives in a communique published on Thursday.

The Brazilian Foreign Ministry said Wednesday in a communique that "the Brazilian government received with deep sorrow the news on Nov. 26, of terrorist attacks in Mumbai, where tens of people died."

"Brazil transmits its condolences to the relatives of the victims and the Indian government," the communique added.

The Colombian government condemned on Wednesday the attacks in Mumbai and expressed its support to the Indian government.

"Colombia also has suffered from terrorism and supports India on its fight against this international problem, understanding that the terrorism is a criminal and unjustifiable act," the Colombian government said in a communique.

The attacks occurred Wednesday in three luxury hotels, bars, restaurants, and one train station in different localities of Mumbai, capital of India's Maharashtra state.

An unknown organization called the Deccan Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks.

(Xinhua News Agency November 28, 2008)

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