Livni briefed by Israeli consul general in Mumbai; condemns attacks

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Thursday spoke with the Israeli consul general in Mumbai, who briefed her on the terror attacks in the city. Livni was informed that the events were still ongoing and all of the details are not yet known, the Foreign Ministry said a statement. The statement said that the ministry and the consulate were making "maximum efforts to ascertain the situation of the Israelis in the city as quickly as possible." Livni sharply condemned the attacks, saying, "This is further painful evidence that the terrorist threat is the greatest challenge which Israel and the international community have to face. Nothing justifies the unforgivable slaughter of innocents; it is therefore incumbent on the international community to cooperate in the ongoing war against this contemptible, heinous manifestation of terror. "I would like to convey my sincere condolences to the families of the victims. Our thoughts and prayers are with the government and people of India."