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Premier sends condolences over terror attack in Pakistan

Updated: Mar 29,2016 12:51 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Premier Li Keqiang on March 29 sent condolences over a terror attack in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, which has claimed 72 lives and injured more than 300 others.

In a message to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Premier Li said he was shocked by the news of the attack that had caused heavy casualties, mostly women and children.

Premier Li, on behalf of the Chinese government, extended profound condolences to the victims while expressing deep sympathy with their relatives and the injured.

China firmly opposes terrorism in all forms and will continue to firmly support the Pakistani government and people in their efforts to maintain national security and stability and to crack down on terrorism, the Premier said.

A suicide bombing rocked a public park in Lahore on the evening of March 28, leaving at least 72 dead as of March 29. A Pakistani Taliban splinter group has reportedly claimed the attack.