China condemns terrorist attack in Turkey

Updated: 2016-03-14 18:53


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China condemns terrorist attack in Turkey

A vehicle burns after an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, March 13, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

BEIJING -- China condemned a terrorist attack that killed at least 34 people in the Turkish capital Ankara, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said on Monday.

China expresses condolences to the victims and sympathy to their families and the injured, Lu said at a regular news briefing.

"China opposes all forms of terrorism and hopes all countries to enhance coordination to fight terrorism," Lu said.

A terror attack hit Ankara on Sunday for the second time in less than a month, killing at least 34 people and injuring 125 others, including 19 in serious conditions, according to the Turkish health minister.

Authorities said around 18:45 local time (GMT 1845) a bomb-laden vehicle hit a city bus from the rear end and triggered an explosion near the Guven Park area in downtown Ankara, close to government buildings and the Supreme Court.

Casualties are expected to rise as the attack occurred in a crowded area near bus and subway stations where people spend their weekends shopping and dining in nearby stores and restaurants.