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Kunming terrorist attack: President Xi Jinping vows punishment on terrorists

Sunday, 2 March 2014 - 9:11am IST | Agency: IANS
  • Xi Jinping. AFP

Chinese president Xi Jinping has directed the law enforcement authorities to investigate and solve the case of Kunming terrorist attack with all-out efforts and punish the terrorists in accordance with the law.

Over 10 terrorist suspects attacked people at the square and ticket hall of Kunming Railway Station at 9.20 p.m. Saturday, killing at least 28 civilians and injuring 113 others, Xinhua reported. Police shot dead five attackers and were hunting for others.

Premier Li Keqiang asked local authorities to chase and punish the suspects severely, and public security departments at all levels to strengthen prevention and control measures to guarantee the safety of public places.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has condemned "in the strongest terms the terrible attack" on civilians at the railway station in Kunming in southwest China, expressing his hope that "those responsible will be brought to justice".


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