Chinese president offers condolences to Russia over Volgograd blasts
                 English.news.cn | 2013-12-30 18:27:07 | Editor: Fu Peng

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BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping extended condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday over two terror attacks in Russia's southern city of Volgograd, which left dozens of people dead.

In his message, Xi expressed his sympathy and condolences for the heavy casualties caused by the two explosions.

On the same day, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also sent a message to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev over the deadly attacks.

At least 15 people were killed and 27 others injured when a suspected bomb exploded on a trolley bus in Volgograd on Monday and a suicide bomber attacked a railway station in the same city Sunday, killing 17 and injuring 45.

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China "strongly" condemns Volgograd attacks

BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang on Monday said China "strongly" condemned recent terrorist attacks in the Russian city of Volgograd.

At a regular press briefing, Qin said China expressed deep condolences to the victims and sincere sympathy for their families.Full story

U.S. condemns terror attack in Russia

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- The United States on Sunday denounced a deadly attack in the Russian city of Volgograd, calling it an act of terrorism.

"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today's terrorist attack in Volgograd," State Department spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said in a brief statement. Full story

Russia tightens security nationwide over Volgograd blasts

MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- President Vladimir Putin ordered the National Anti-Terrorism Committee (NAC) to tighten security throughout Russia on Monday after two blasts in Volgograd left at least 32 people dead.

Several presidential instructions were specially on Volgograd, some 900 km southeast of Moscow, said the committee. Full story

 

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