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No Chinese hostage in Karachi attack: Govt

News18

First published: May 23, 2011, 4:21 PM IST | Updated: May 23, 2011
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No Chinese hostage in Karachi attack: Govt
A total of 13 Pakistani army personnel were killed in the terror assault on Sunday.

Beijing: China on Monday denied reports that some its nationals were taken as hostage by militants who attacked the Karachi Naval base on Sunday.

"No Chinese nationals were taken hostage in a terrorist attack on an air force base in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi late Sunday night," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said in a statement.

Jiang said, as a friendly neighbour of Pakistan, China supports the efforts of Pakistani government and people in maintaining the country's social stability.

A total of 13 Pakistani army personnel including 11 navy officers and two rangers were killed in the terror assault on Sunday night.

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