BEIJING, March 28 -- China has condemned Sunday's deadly terrorist attack in Lahore, Pakistan.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said on Monday that China is "greatly shocked by" and "condemned the brutal attack in the strongest possible terms."
He also expressed condolences for the victims and their families.
A suicide bomber hit a public park in Lahore on Sunday evening, killing at least 72 people as of Monday morning, including a large number of women and children, and injuring more than 300, according to Pakistani officials. A Pakistan Taliban splinter group reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
"We are standing together with Pakistani people at such a hard time. China will provide firm support for the Pakistani government and people to fight terrorism and maintain the country's stability and safety," Hong added.