Published: Wednesday December 28, 2011 MYT 1:56:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday December 28, 2011 MYT 2:04:30 PM
Malaysia condemns Nigerian church bombings
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is profoundly shocked and saddened at the bombing of two churches in Nigeria on Christmas Day, said Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman.
He said Malaysia remained consistent with its firm stand against terrorism in all forms and manifestations, especially involving civilians, irrespective of location, including in Nigeria, Syria and Iraq.
"The taking of innocent lives and infliction of serious injuries constitute an unforgivable and inhuman act. The commission of such an act against a place of worship and during a mass congregation to mark a day of religious significance is even more deplorable," he said in a statement here Wednesday.
He added that Malaysia extended its condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families and the victims of injuries, respectively.
It was reported that at least 40 people lost their lives in the two incidents. - Bernama
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