China reiterates opposition to terrorism after Philippine attack

BEIJING — China on Saturday expressed deep condolences to the victims of a terrorist attack in Southern Philippines’ Davao City, and reiterated its opposition to “terrorism in all forms.”

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks after an explosion killed at least 14 people and wounded almost 70 others in the hometown of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday night.

Saying the Chinese side was shocked by the attack, Hua expressed deep condolences and sympathy to the victims and their families.

She said China believed that the Philippine government, under the leadership of Duterte, will take necessary measures to restore peace and stability in the city.PNA/Xinhua/