Iran slams terrorist attack in southwestern China

Iran has slammed the recent terrorist attack in southwestern China and expressed sympathy with the families of the victims of the incident.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran, as a victim of terrorism, expresses its opposition to and abhorrence of terrorist acts in any form,” Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Monday.

On Saturday, at least 29 people were killed and more than 130 others injured in a mass knife attack in a train station in the city of Kunming in Yunnan Province in southwestern China.

The Chinese media described the incident as an "organized, premeditated violent terrorist attack."

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

The victims described the attackers as a group of knife-wielding people who were dressed in black.

Earlier reports said at least four of the attackers were shot dead by police forces.