South Africa condemns terrorist attack in China
                 English.news.cn | 2014-03-03 21:22:13 | Editor: Zhu Ningzhu

CAPE TOWN, March 3 (Xinhua) -- South Africa on Monday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the terrorist attack at the Kunming Railway Station in China's Yunnan province.

"The South Africa Government condemns all forms and manner of terrorism. We believe that terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned," said Clayson Monyela, spokesperson for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

"The South African government sends it deepest condolences to the government and the people of the People's Republic of China, and in particularly to the families of the deceased and wish the injured speedy recoveries," said Monyela.

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.

Police shot and killed four of them and captured an injured female at the scene on Saturday night, the statement said.

The knife-wielding attackers slashed frantically at crowds at a railway station in Kunming of southwest China's Yunnan Province on Saturday, killing 29 people and injuring 143.

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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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