Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday expressed her “profound shock and outrage” over the bomb blast in Delhi that claimed at least 11 lives, saying that any act of terrorism is “unacceptable” and “unjustifiable”.

“She condemned the heinous act and stated that any act of terrorism is unacceptable, criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation,” a Foreign Office statement in Dhaka said.

The blast outside the Delhi High Court took place when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was in Dhaka as part of his two-day visit.

On behalf of the people and government of Bangladesh, Ms. Hasina conveyed heartfelt sympathies and profound condolences to the members of the bereaved families, the statement said.

“She also offered prayers for the eternal peace of those who have passed away, and for the people of India to bear this shock with fortitude,” it said.

Earlier in the day, Dr. Singh, addressing a gathering of intellectuals at the Dhaka University, praised Bangladesh’s initiatives to fight terrorism and work together with India to crush the militant forces. “I would like to acknowledge the immense cooperation India has received from Bangladesh in this area, which is in the interest of both India ad Bangladesh,” he said.