Hu condemns bombings in Egypt
Updated: 2006-04-25 10:00
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday condemned three explosions in Egypt's
Red Sea resort of Dahab and offered condolences to families of the victims and
sympathy to the wounded.
In the message to Egyptian President Muhammed Hosni Mubarak, Hu said the
Chinese government condemned the terrorist bombings and strongly opposed all
kinds of terrorism.
China is ready to strengthen the cooperation with the international
community, including Egypt, to continue battling terrorism and safeguard world
peace and stability, Hu said.
The Chinese president sent the condolence message during his state visit to
The three bombings in Dahab killed 23 people, including three foreigners, and
wounded 62 others on Monday, the Egyptian Interior Ministry said.
But Egyptian police and medics said earlier that at least 30 people were
killed and more than 150 others wounded after three remote-controlled bombs went
off almost simultaneously at around 7:15 p.m. local time (1715 GMT) Monday in
the tourist town in southeast Sinai peninsular.
It was the second such attack since last July when a series of bombings hit
Sinai's most popular Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, killing at least 60.