Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ballard Cancels India Junket Due To Terrorist Attacks

Terrorists set off two bombs in a crowded marketplace in the city of Hyderabad, India where Mayor Greg Ballard was scheduled to depart tomorrow on his latest overseas junket. In the wake of the deadly explosion that killed at least 11 and injured dozens more, Ballard has decided to cancel the trip. His office just released the following statement:
The thoughts and prayers of Indianapolis are with the residents of our Sister City of Hyderabad following the deadly explosions that occurred earlier today.  I was greatly looking forward to renewing our relationships in this wonderful city next week.  However, the government, civic and business leaders we were scheduled to meet should entirely be focused on dealing with the tragedy at hand.  We will look to reschedule this trip at another time.
News reports say the bombs were attached to two bicycles. Hyderabad, a city of 10 million, is the center of India's IT industry. It has a mixed population of Hindus and Muslims.

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