SEOUL, - South Korea's foreign ministry on Tuesday "strongly" denounced a deadly explosion that ripped through a Catholic service at a university in the southern Philippines earlier this week.
"The government of the Republic of Korea strongly condemns the heinous attack targeting civilians that transpired at Mindanao State University in Marawi, the Philippines, on December 3," the ministry's spokesperson, Lim Soo-suk, said in a statement.
The government reaffirms its position that violent attacks against civilians cannot be justified under any circumstances and remains committed to supporting Manila's efforts for peace and stability, he added.
The bombing occurred Sunday at a gymnasium in Marawi on the Philippine island of Mindanao, claiming the lives of at least four people and injuring 54, according to foreign media reports.
Source: Yonhap News Agency