Security Council condemns terrorist attack at Chinese train station 'in the strongest terms'

A wide view of the Security Council in session (file photo). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

2 March 2014 – The Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place on 1 March at the train station in Kunming, China, and underlined the need to bring those responsible to justice.

In a statement issued to the press, the 15-member body extended its deepest sympathy and condolence to the victims and their families suffering as a result of this “most heinous” terrorist attack, as well as to the people and the Government of China.

According to media reports, some 29 people were killed and at least 130 wounded after a group of attackers, dressed in black, burst into the train station in the south-west Chinese city and began stabbing people at random.

“The members of the Security Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this terrorist attack to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with all relevant governments in this regard,” said today's statement.


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