Middle East

Russia condemns 'criminal terrorist act' in Tel Avi

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks after a signing ceremony during a Russian-German business forum in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

MOSCOW: Russia condemned a bus bombing in Tel Aviv that wounded 17 people on Wednesday as a "criminal terrorist act" and renewed calls to halt violence in Gaza.

"Moscow strongly condemns this criminal terrorist act," the Russian foreign ministry said a statement. Noting the continuing violence in the Gaza Strip, it added: "We are renewing our call on the sides to immediately put an end to the military confrontation.





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