China to aid probe into car bomb­ing

Safety pre­cau­tions ad­vised af­ter at­tack on em­bassy in Kyr­gyzs­tan

China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - ByWANG QINGYUN wangqingyun@ chi­

China said it will work with Kyr­gyzs­tan to dis­cover as soon as pos­si­ble the or­ga­ni­za­tion and peo­ple that car­ried out a sui­cide car bomb at­tack on China’s em­bassy in Bishkek on Tues­day.

For­eign Min­istry spokeswom­anHua Chun­y­ing made the re­marks on Wed­nes­day, as the min­istry’s Depart­ment of Con­sular Af­fairs and the em­bassy­warnedthatChina’s cit­i­zens should be cau­tious about go­ing to Kyr­gyzs­tan.

The warn­ing, valid un­til the end of Septem­ber, asked Chi­nese peo­ple and or­ga­ni­za­tions in Kyr­gyzs­tan to “stay highly vig­i­lant”, avoid go­ing out­doors and stay away from crowded places.

Kyr­gyz Pres­i­dent Al­mazbek Atam­bayev or­dered on Tues­day an im­me­di­ate and thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the at­tack. The Kyr­gyz State Com­mit­tee for Na­tional Se­cu­rity, an in­tel­li­gence agency, said it has ini­ti­ated a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The at­tacker died in the blast. Three em­bassy work­ers were slightly in­jured.

In a phone con­ver­sa­tion with For­eign Min­is­ter Wang Yi on Tues­day, Kyr­gyz For­eign Min­is­ter Er­lan Ab­dyl­daev vowed that his coun­try will thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gate and bring the per­pe­tra­tors to jus­tice, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease is­sued by For­eignMin­istry.

Ex­tend­ing sym­pa­thy to the em­bassy and its staff mem­bers in­jured by the at­tack on be­half of Kyr­gyz lead­ers, Ab­dyl­daev said Kyr­gyzs­tan­con­demn­s­the at­tack in the strong­est terms, and will do all it can to guar­an­tee the safety of Chi­nese peo­ple and or­ga­ni­za­tions there.

Kyr­gyzs­tan is will­ing to strengthen coun­tert­er­ror­ism co­op­er­a­tion with China and work with China to crack down on ter­ror­ism, sep­a­ratism and ex­trem­ism, he said.

Wang urged Kyr­gyzs­tan to find out the facts of the at­tack as soon as pos­si­ble, bring to jus­tice those who are re­spon­si­ble and make sure such in­ci­dents never hap­pen again.

Wang said China sup­ports strength­ened coun­tert­er­ror­ism co­op­er­a­tion be­tween­the two coun­tries.

ZhaoHuirong, a re­searcher fo­cusin­gonCen­tralAsia stud­ies un­der the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences, said China and Kyr­gyzs­tan can di­ver­sify their coun­tert­er­ror­ism co­op­er­a­tion and ex­pand it be­yond in­for­ma­tion ex­change, per­son­nel train­ing and mil­i­tary ex­er­cises.

China and Cen­tral Asian coun­tries are pay­ing close at­ten­tion to re­gional se­cu­rity, which is get­ting “more and more com­pli­cated” in re­cent years, Zhao said. the

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