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India, Israel vow to fight terrorism together as attacks shadow Sharon visit

India and Israel vowed to fight the common threat of “terrorism” together as twin suicide bombings cast a shadow over Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s first visit to New Delhi. Just 20 minutes before Sharon attended a banquet hosted by his Indian counterpart Atal Behari Vajpayee, an aide informed the Israeli leader of an attack outside a military base near Tel Aviv that killed at least eight people including the suicide bomber. “We need to be determined to act against terror. We know that India is also fighting terrorism. In our area we want peace. There has to be a full cessation of terror,” Sharon told the banquet, as quoted by an Indian foreign ministry official. After Sharon returned to his tightly guarded hotel, a second suicide bombing by the entrance of a cafe in Jerusalem killed at least four people. An Israeli official travelling with Sharon said after the first attack that the premier will complete the trip ending Thursday. Full Story

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