President Hu Jintao sent condolences on Wednesday to his
Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika over the twin car bombs
in Algiers that killed at least 26 people, including 11 UN staff,
In his message, Hu expressed condolences on behalf of the
Chinese government and people to Algerians and the victims of the
"China strongly condemns terrorist acts and is strictly opposed
to terrorism in any form," said Hu. He said China will further
enhance international cooperation in the fight against terrorism
and safeguarding peace and security of the region and the world as
After Tuesday's blasts, during which seven Chinese workers were
injured and one is still missing, President Hu and Premier Wen
Jiabao urged Chinese organizations and companies in Algeria to beef
up security measures.
Two car bombs, one targeting the offices of the UNHCR and the
other exploding near the Algerian Supreme Court building, killed at
least 26 people and left nearly 200 others injured, according to an
official tally. An Algerian Health Ministry source had previously
said 67 people were killed.
Eleven U.N. employees are believed to be among those killed.
(Xinhua News Agency December 13, 2007)