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Condolences to Bangladesh over attack

Update: July, 04/2016 - 11:30

The attack on late Friday killed over 20 people and injured more than 40 others.— Photo BBC

HÀ NỘI – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh offered condolences to Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali over the heavy loss of life in a terror attack in the capital city Dhaka.

The attack on late Friday killed over 20 people and injured more than 40 others.

Lê Hải Bình, spokesman of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, said yesterday that Việt Nam condemns terror activities in any form and considers the attack on civilians at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on July 1 barbarous and unacceptable.

“Việt Nam sends heartfelt condolences to the Government and people of Bangladesh, the countries whose citizens have been killed, and the families of the victims. We believe that the instigators will soon be punished appropriately,” he noted.

He added that there hasn’t been any information about Vietnamese citizens affected by the incident.

Staff members of the Vietnamese Embassy and the FPT company in Dhaka, located about 200 metres from the scene of the attack, are all safe. They have been advised to restrict their movements for a period of time and avoid crowded places after 6pm, Bình said.--VNS

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