[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/29/art.bushstatement.ap.jpg caption=" Bush returned to the White House Saturday."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush pledged Saturday the full support of the United States as India investigates the attacks in Mumbai that killed at east 183 people.
"The killers that struck this week are brutal and violent," he said. "Terror will not have the final word."
Bush, speaking after returning from Camp David, said his administration has been monitoring the situation closely.
"We're working to ensure that American citizens in India are safe," he said.
He said President-elect Barack Obama has been informed of developments for the attacks, which Bush called "an assault on human dignity."
"The people of India are strong. They built a vibrant, multiethnic democracy that can withstand this trial," Bush said.