UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack in southwest China
                 English.news.cn | 2014-03-03 21:00:49 | Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

GENEVA, March 3 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the terror attack in Kunming, southwest China, that claimed 29 lives and left hundreds wounded.

"Terrorist attacks cannot be justified under any circumstances and under any reasons," stressed Ban. "This was unacceptable. The perpetrators must be brought to justice."

Ban conveyed his "most sincere condolences and sympathies to those families of the victims" and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

"The international community has suffered too much, [and] too long by these terrorist attacks here and there. We must be untied to fight against terrorism," Ban noted.

"The UN General Assembly has adopted by consensus the global strategy to fight against terrorism. We have established these task forces. We are working very hard and closely with the member states together to address this common challenge which really affects many human lives," Ban highlighted.

A total of 29 civilians were confirmed dead and 130 others injured after a group of knife-wielding people attacked the railway station on Saturday in Kunming, capital of China's Yunnan Province, authorities said,adding that it was an organized, premeditated and violent terrorist attack.

Evidence at the scene showed the attack was carried out by Xinjiang separatists, the municipal government said Sunday.

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Xi vows punishment on terrorists, careful rescue for victims

BEIJING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged the law enforcement to investigate and solve the case of Kunming terrorist attack with all-out efforts and punish the terrorists in accordance with the law.

More than 10 terrorist suspects attacked people at the square and ticket hall of Kunming Railway Station at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, killing at least 28 civilians and injuring 113 others. Full story

Kunming terrorist attack suspects captured

BEIJING, March 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese police said Monday three suspects involved in the terrorist attack in the southwestern city of Kunming had been captured.

The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that the terrorist gang of eight members led by Abdurehim Kurban was responsible for the attack.Full story

Kunming airport steps up security checks

KUNMING, March 2 (Xinhua) -- The Changshui International Airport in Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan Province has stepped up security checks on Sunday following the Saturday terrorist attack that left 29 civilians dead and more than 130 injured.

Travellers at the airport will be subject to more frequent and closer scrutiny over their body and luggage, airport officials said, adding that the enhanced checks will prolong the process and thus advising passengers to check in earlier. Full story

Int'l community slams terrorist attack in southwest China, sending condolences

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

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