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China condemns India embassy bombing in Kabul

world Updated: Jul 08, 2008 08:47 IST
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China on Tuesday condemned the suicide bombing on the Indian embassy in Afghanistan in which 41 people, including two Indian diplomats and two ITBP personnel, were killed.

"We strongly denounce the terrorist attack on the Indian embassy. I sincerely express my heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the bombing in Afghanistan," Chinese President Hu Jintao told Prime Minister Manmohan Singh when they met here on the sidelines of the G-8 summit.

Militants rammed an explosives-laden car into the heavily fortified Indian embassy's gates in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 41 people, including Defence Attache Brigadier RD Mehta and Counsellor Venkateswara Rao.

Hu also thanked the government and people of India for its help in relief and reconstruction in the Sichuan province of China which had suffered a massive earthquake recently. He recalled that India had given US$ five million for assistance.

The prime minister reiterated India's profound condolences and sympathy for those affected in the earthquake and said he had no no doubt that the Chinese people had the capability to overcome the impact of the disaster.

In this measure, he said, India had been privileged to offer small help. He also expressed India's deep admiration for the way the Chinese handled the earthquake.