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China expresses condolences, condemns attack in Dagestan, Russia

Beijing, Jun 24 (Prensa Latina) China expressed condolences on Monday over the terrorist attacks in the Russian region of Dagestan, where at least 19 people were killed.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Mao Ning also stressed China’s opposition to all forms of terrorism and condemned violent attacks against civilians and police officers.

At least 19 people were killed and 25 were injured in the attacks in Derbent and Makhachkala, in Russia’s Dagestan region.

On Sunday, June 23, extremists set two Orthodox churches, a synagogue and a traffic police post on fire.

Sergey Melikov, head of the Dagestan region, assured that the situation is already controlled by the security agencies and the families of those killed and wounded in the attacks would receive financial assistance.

Melikov decreed three days of mourning in memory of the victims.