Saturday, August 23, 2008

Chinese FM offers condolences to Pakistan over deadly terrorist bombings

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Friday sent a message of condolence to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi over Thursday's terrorist bombings in Pakistan, which caused a large number of deaths and injuries.

China condemns all forms of terrorism, Yang said in his message.

China will, as always, continue to support the efforts of the Pakistani government as well as its people in maintaining stability in the country, he added.

Yang also expressed deep condolences and sympathies to the victims of the deadly bombings and their families, as well as to those injured in the attacks.

As many as 76 people died and 110 others were injured in two suicide blasts Thursday in an arms factory in Pakistan's northeastern state of Punjab, state-run PTV reported.

The blasts occurred at two gates of the Pakistan Ordnance Factory in Wah Cantonment during a shift change, the report said.

Source: Xinhua

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