SA condemns 'terrorist attack' in China

Johannesburg - The government on Wednesday condemned the "terrorist attack" in Xinjiang, China, in which nearly 100 people were killed.

"We believe that terrorism in any form and from whichever quarter cannot be condoned," international relations department spokesperson Clayson Monyela said in a statement.

"The South African government sends it deepest condolences to the government and the people of... China, and in particular to the families of the deceased, and wishes the injured speedy recoveries."

AFP reported that dozens of civilians and assailants were killed and injured in the attack by a gang armed with knives and axes on Tuesday.

The violence was described as a "terror attack" that killed or wounded dozens of Uighur and Han civilians.

Xinjiang is home to China's mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

The Han are China's largest ethnic group, whose members have migrated in large numbers to Xinjiang in recent decades.


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Hamish Leslie Drake 2014/07/30 05:17:31 PM
Except if it's Arab rockets into Isreal, then it's OK
Douglas Ross 2014/07/30 05:23:48 PM
Condemn: to say that you care just to catch a bit of the spotlight
Desmond Smith 2014/07/30 05:27:04 PM
They are not Terrorists they are fighting for Freedom
Byron 2014/07/30 05:31:10 PM
So now?
Sapper_Coetzee 2014/07/30 05:31:33 PM
No terrorism is condoned? But a bomb in Church Street etc etc is acceptable? Even celebrated!
Bob Small 2014/07/30 05:32:11 PM
The Chinese won't tolerate Muslim Bullsh*t....they will deal with them swiftly!
Thanduxolo Galada 2014/07/30 05:40:12 PM
SA condemns appointment of Hlaudi Moetsoaneng (corrupt, fraud) and Zuma's daughter (nepotism)
Justice Shivambu 2014/07/30 05:43:19 PM
it is the beginning of the END of the WORLD.
JonasBarbarossa 2014/07/30 05:45:35 PM
Stupid article. Who attacked who. Kinda important.
Anthoula Joshua 2014/07/30 05:47:55 PM
This article is pathetic. You have to read between the lines and make assumptions as to who attacked who or why.