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China condemns terrorist attack in Russia’s Grozny — Chinese Foreign Ministry

December 05, 2014, 19:54 UTC+3 BEIJING

China supports all the efforts exerted by Russia in its fight against terrorism

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BEIJING, December 5. /TASS/. China vehemently condemns the terrorist attack in Chechnya’s capital Grozny and expresses its readiness to step up partnership with Russia against terrorism, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telegram sent to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday.

“China supports all the efforts exerted by Russia in its fight against terrorism and is set to boost cooperation with Russia against terrorism to protect peace, calmness and stability in both states and to preserve lives, property and security of the two countries’ people,” reads the telegram posted on China’s Foreign Ministry’s website.

Terrorist attack on Grozny

At about 01:00 a.m. Moscow Time Thursday (22:00 UTC Wednesday) a group of unknown assailants driving three cars attacked a traffic police checkpoint in Grozny. Then militants penetrated the Press House where republican newspapers, web publications and offices of federal media are based, and a school.

Law enforcers blocked the buildings, and a counterterrorism operation was launched in downtown Grozny. Russia’s National Antiterrorism Committee (NAC) told TASS Thursday that 10 militants were neutralized as a result of the operation in Grozny. A total of fourteen policemen died during the operation

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