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Hu comdemns terror bombings in Jordan
Updated: 2005-11-10 11:40

Chinese President Hu Jintao, now on a state visit to Britain, strongly condemned Wednesday's suicide bombings in Amman, Jordan's capital, and expressed condolences to Jordan king.

Suicide bombers carried out nearly simultaneous attacks on three US-based hotels in the Jordanian capital Wednesday night, killing at least 57 people and wounding 115.

Three members from a military delegation from China Natinal Defense University, who were staying in one of the hotels attacked, were killed and one more was injured, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry statement.

In his telegraph to Jordan King Abdullah, Hu strongly condemned the terror attacks, and expressed China's firm stance against terrorism in any form, and China's willingness to work together with Jordan and internationalcommunity to fight against terrorism.

Hu instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant departments to take measures to treat the Chinese nationals injured in the bombings.

Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, accompanying Hu on the visit to Britain, also sent a condolence message to his Jordanian counterpart.

Jordan's deputy prime minister said al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, was the prime suspect in the bombings.

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