Vietnam strongly condemns St. Petersburg terrorist attack

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/4/4 18:08:33

Vietnam strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in Russia's St. Petersburg that killed and injured dozens of victims, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on Tuesday.

"We are very shocked when learning that a bombing hit St. Petersburg on Monday, causing many deaths and injuries. Vietnam strongly condemns the terrorist attack and sends condolences to Russian government, Russian people as well as families of the victims," said Hang.

At least 11 people were killed and 45 others injured in an explosion of an unknown explosive device with destructive elements in St. Petersburg on Monday, according to Russia's Anti-Terrorist Committee.

"We firmly believe that those who caused the crime will be properly punished soon," Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA quoted Hang as saying.

Regarding questions if any Vietnamese citizen is victim of the attack, Hang cited information from Vietnamese embassy in Russia as saying that so far, no Vietnamese national has been reported as victim of the attack.

On the same day, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang extended his condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the blast.

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