KABUL, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The government of Afghanistan while strongly condemning the recent terror attack in China would not allow any terrorists to receive training in Afghan soil, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said Monday.
"The attack on civilians by knife wielding assailants in China is a terrorist attack and the worse terrorist attack and we condemn it in its strongest term," Sediqi told Xinhua.
He also rejected the reports those who committed the coward offensives had received training in Afghanistan, saying the government would not allow anyone to receive training in Afghan soil.
A group of terrorists armed with knifes attacked civilians at a railway station in Yanan province of China on Saturday killing 29 persons and injuring 143 others.
"We are committed to fighting against terrorism and since 2001 we have been fighting against Taliban, al-Qaida and other terrorists," the official went on to say, adding Afghan police are vigilant.
[Photos]Volunteers donate blood for victims of Kunming terrorist attack
[Photos]The injured in Kunming terrorist attack receive medical treatment
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BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The international community has strongly condemned a deadly terrorist attack in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province and sent condolences to the victims' families.
The United Nations Security Council said in a statement on Sunday that the 15-nation UN body condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on Saturday evening in the Kunming train station.Full story