The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its shock and grief at the suicide bombing attack at the Wagah border which has caused the deaths of 55 people including women and children. The blast occurred at Wagah at the time of the flag lowering ceremony.

This horrific attack underlines the threat posed by the extremist-terrorist groups in both Pakistan and India which needs to be countered by close cooperation between the two countries.

The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to all the families in Pakistan who have been affected by the terrorist attack.