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China strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2013-01-12 08:37

BEIJING -- Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Friday strongly condemned a series of terror attacks in Pakistan, which caused heavy casualties.

In a message to his Pakistani counterpart, Hina Rabbani Khar, Yang extended profound condolences to the victims and sincere sympathy to their family members and the injured.

China opposed terrorism of any form, he said, adding that, as an all-weather strategic partner, China would continue to firmly support the Pakistani government and people's efforts in safeguarding their country's stability and countering terrorism.

Thursday marked a bloody day for Pakistan, with four blasts rocking the country, leaving at least 116 people killed and 235 others injured.

Out of the four blasts, three hit Quetta, capital city of Pakistan's southwest Balochistan Province, which borders Afghanistan and Iran. Another hit a preaching center in the country's northwest district of Swat.

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