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China strongly condemns terrorist attack on Pakistan hospital

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-08-09 19:13

BEIJING - China strongly condemned a terrorist attack at a hospital in Pakistan's southwestern Quetta city, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

At least 70 people were killed and about 110 others injured in a suicide blast Monday inside the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital in Quetta.

"We are greatly shocked and saddened by this terrorist attack which has caused major casualties,"spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the victims and express our heartfelt sympathy to the wounded and the families of the victims," Hua said.

Stressing that China opposes terrorism in any form, she said China will continue to support Pakistan's efforts against terrorism.

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