CARICOM has condemned the terrorist attack in Russia earlier this week saying the “unremitting slaughter of innocent people regardless of the objective can never be justified”.
In a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, CARICOM Chairman and Guyana President David Granger said the 15-member grouping was condemning the bombing at the train in St Petersburg that resulted in 11 people killed and several others injured.
The blast in a St. Petersburg train carriage on Monday was carried out by a suspected suicide bomber with ties to radical Islamists, Russia’s Interfax news agency has reported.
In his letter, Granger said CARICOM was pledging its solidarity “at this moment of national shock and grief in this latest terrorist assault on innocent citizens”.
The CARICOM chairman has also sent a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May following the terrorist incident in London, pledging CARICOM’s support “at the eradication of the scourge of terrorism.”
He condemned the act of “vicious violence against innocent people in London” and declared the Community’s support of the United Kingdom “in the face of this appalling incident and in its efforts to combat all manifestations of terror.”
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the terror attack that left four people dead, including the assailant and a police officer, outside of London’s Parliament building last month.