New York City, March 2, 2014, — The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the terrorist attack that took place on March 1 at the train station in Kunming, China, and underlined the need to bring those responsible to justice.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo (file photo)
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.
UN Chief Strongly Condemns ‘Terrible’ Attack at Chinese Railway Station
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned an attack that took place on Saturday at the railway station in Kunming, China, and hoped that those responsible will be brought to justice.
According to media reports, the attack by knife-wielding men left at least 28 people dead and over 100 injured.
Mr. Ban condemned the “terrible” attack in the strongest terms, his spokesperson said in a statement.
“He expresses condolences to the bereaved families and wishes those wounded a speedy recovery,” the spokesperson added.
“The Secretary-General notes that there is no justification for the killing of innocent civilians and hopes that those responsible will be brought to justice.”