BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- The 11th Panchen Lama on Sunday condemned the mass stabbing at a train station in Southwest China's Kunming city that left 29 civilians dead.
"Claiming the lives of oneself, or others, or any living creatures is bound for severe punishment for generation after generation," he said to Xinhua.
More than 10 terrorist suspects attacked people at the crowded square and ticket hall of Kunming Railway Station at 9:20 p.m. Saturday, leaving at least 29 civilians killed and over 130 injured.
Evidence at the crime scene showed that the terrorist attack was orchestrated by Xinjiang separatist forces.
The 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, one of the two most revered living Buddhas in Tibetan Buddhism, is in Beijing to attend the annual session of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, China's top political advisory body.