The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Bomb Blast in Hyderabad Condemned
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the bomb blast in Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad. This terrorist attack has led to the death of seven people and injuries to 35.
The fact that such an attack has taken place in a mosque during Friday prayers shows the diabolic intent of provoking communal violence. It is of the utmost importance to preserve communal harmony and peace to foil the designs of the nefarious elements.
The Polit Bureau appeals to the people of Hyderabad to maintain communal amity and peace. The police and security authorities should take all necessary measures to apprehend the culprits.
The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families of those who have died.