China verifying Pakistan's arrest of terror attack plotter

Updated: 2013-09-06 18:38


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BEIJING - China hasn't received official notification from Pakistan on the reported arrest of the chief plotter behind the June terrorist attack that resulted in the death of two Chinese citizens, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

The Chinese embassy in Pakistan will continue to verify the information, foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a press briefing.

He said China appreciated Pakistan's efforts to handle the terrorist attack, in which 11 people, including two Chinese, were killed this June in the northern Pakistan area of Gilgit-Baltistan.

"China opposes terrorism in any form," Hong said, while commenting on a report that said the chief plotter behind the June terrorist attack was arrested.

He added that China hoped Pakistan will continue to take effective measures to safeguard the safety and legitimate interests of Chinese citizens and institutions there.