France, Japan condemn Pathankot terror attack

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New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) France and Japan on Tuesday condemned the terror attack on the IAF base in Pathankot that claimed the lives of seven security personnel.

“France condemns attack on Indian military base; stands alongside India in fight against terrorism,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted quoting a statement issued by the French government.

“We condemn the terrorist attack. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason. Japan expresses solidarity with gov & people of India,” he stated in another tweet quoting the Japanese statement.

At least seven security personnel lost their lives and six terrorists were killed following Saturday’s audacious attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.

The United Jehad Council, an umbrella grouping of Kashmiri militant groups based in Pakistan, on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack.

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