New Delhi: Following the dastardly Pulwama terror attack which claimed lives of 44 CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, the world came out in solidarity with the families of martyred soldiers, and condemned the strike with much vigour. The world expressed its condolences and vowed to defeat terrorism alongside India.

Notably, 44 CRPF security personnel were killed, and leaving many critically injured after a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. The blast took place when the bus was travelling through Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area. Police identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama who had joined Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2018.

Here is what leaders across the world said:

USA

“The US Mission in India strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims,” US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster tweeted. The US stands alongside India in confronting terror and defeating it, he said.

Nepal

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed condolences, concern and condemnation over Pulwama attack.

Russia

Embassy of Russian Federation said, “We denounce terrorism in all its forms & reiterate the need to combat these inhuman acts with decisive & collective response without any double standards.We express condolences to families of the deceased & wish a speedy recovery to injured.”

Bhutan

Bhutan Foreign Minister Tandi Dorji said, “Shocked & saddened to hear of the terror attack in Kashmir. We strongly condemn this heinous attack & express our solidarity with families of victims,&people&Govt of India. Hope perpetrators will be brought to justice.”

Maldives

Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid said, “Strongly condemn the suicide terrorist attack on the convoy carrying Indian security forces in Jammu and Kashmir today. I extend my prayers and condolences to the bereaved families of the dead and injured.”

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe said, “I strongly condemn the brutal terrorist attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama district — the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. I express my condolences to PM Modi and the families of police officers who lost their lives.”

Bangladesh

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina said, “At this sad moment, we stand by the people and govt of India. We offer was condolences to the members of the families who lost their dear ones. Our thoughts and prayers are speedy recovery of those who got injured.

Bangladesh remains steadfast in its commitment against terrorism of all forms & maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any kind of terrorist activities.We would continue to work & cooperate with international community including India to eradicate menace of terrorism.”