China condemns Kenya terror attack

Updated: 2013-09-23 19:52


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BEIJING - China on Monday again strongly condemned the terrorist attack in a Kenyan shopping mall that claimed at least 68 lives.

"China opposes terrorism in any form. We express deep condolences to the victims and sincere sympathy to those who were injured and the families of the deceased," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing on Tuesday.

As Kenya's good friend, China will continue to staunchly support Kenya's efforts to safeguard national security and regional stability, Hong said.

This is the second time the Chinese Foreign Ministry has condemned the terrorist attack in Nairobi, capital of Kenya.

Hong confirmed one Chinese national was killed and another was injured in the attack.

The Chinese ambassador in Kenya went to the hospital to see the injured Chinese citizen and asked Kenya to spare no effort in treating the injured, help the Chinese side deal with the aftermath, and take effective measures to ensure the safety of Chinese citizens and organizations in Kenya, Hong said.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry and the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi will keep close watch of the situation, check related information and provide full assistance to the Chinese nationals concerned, Hong said.