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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Cross-Border Air Raid by NATO Forces in Afghanistan on a Pakistani Military Checkpoint

Q: On November 26, several fighter jets of NATO forces in Afghanistan made a cross-border attack on a military checkpoint in the Mohmand tribal area in the northwest of Pakistan, causing 24 Pakistani officials and soldiers dead and 13 soldiers wounded. How does China comment?

A: China is greatly shocked at the incident and expresses strong concern. We extend our solemn condolences over the Pakistani victims. China believes that the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan should be earnestly respected and relevant incident be thoroughly investigated and handled in a serious and appropriate manner.

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