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SCO strongly condemns terrorist attack in Xinjiang

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-05-04 21:17

TASHKENT - The executive body of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has issued a statement to strongly condemn the April 30 terrorist attack at a train station in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

The statement calls the attack a criminal act targeting innocent people, and shows resolute support for severe crackdown by the Chinese government on various forms of terrorist activities of violence.

The statement says that the Tashkent-based Executive Committee of the Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure of the SCO expresses profound sympathy and condolences to the innocent victims of the terrorist attack and their family members, and, at the same time, strongly condemns such a criminal act of indiscriminate killing of innocent people.

It resolutely supports the Chinese government in adopting all necessary measures for fighting various forms of terrorist crimes of violence, striking at the arrogance of violent terrorists, and maintaining public security and stability.

In the attack, two suspects and one civilian were killed Wednesday evening at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.

An initial police investigation found knife-wielding mobs slashed people at the exit of the South Railway Station of Urumqi and set off explosives, local authorities said.

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