ALGERIAN PRESIDENT CONDEMNS ST PETERSBURG SUBWAY ATTACK

ALGIERS, April 4 (NNN-APS) — Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has condemned the cowardly attack which targeted the St Petersburg underground on Monday, killing at least 10 people and injuring others.

In a message of condolence sent to his Russian President Vladimir Putin, the head of the State said: It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the terrible attack on the St. Petersburg Underground, which left several dead and injured.

“In those painful circumstances, I would like to express, on my behalf and on the behalf of the Algerian government and people, our sincerest condolences and solidarity to yourself and to the Russian people, notably the families of the victims.

“Algeria strongly condemns this cowardly terrorist attack. Terrorism is a scourge that spares no country today. It challenges the entire international community for a collective response, under the aegis and co-ordination of the United Nations.

Meanwhile, the Algerian government has also condemned the attack and expressed its solidarity with the people and the government of Russia.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, said: “The terrible tragedy that hit today the city of St. Petersburg in Russia, following the deadly blast on a metro train in which many innocent citizens were killed, has shocked us.”

According to the Russian authorities, the “appalling attack was criminal and terrorist, and we condemn in the strongest terms whoever might be its perpetrators”, Benali Cherif told APS. “We extend our deep condolences to the families of the victims and we express our solidarity with the friendly people of Russia and their government.”

Source: NAM News Network

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