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Bush consoles Indian leader on terrorist attacks

CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) - The White House says President Bush has expressed condolences to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the terror attacks in India's financial capital.

Press secretary Dana Perino said the president had the conversation with the Indian leader while spending Thanksgiving Day with his family at the Camp David mountaintop retreat in Maryland. More than a hundred people have been killed in the attacks.

Perino said that Bush offered Singh "support and assistance" as he works to restore order in the populous and growing Southwest Asian nation. The president also wished Singh success as Indian officials investigate "these despicable acts" in Mumbai.

It was not immediately known whether American citizens were among the dead, but authorities there have said that U.S. citizens and British citizens, particularly, were targets of the attack and some are among those who were taken hostage.            

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