ISIS, one of the Islamist terror groups, claimed to have killed a Chinese citizen named Fan Jinghui, 50, who was feared to have been taken hostage back in September.

It is also claimed that ISIS killed four more Chinese citizens in two separate attacks in November.

President Xi Jinping has promised to fight terrorist activity after deaths of national Fan Jinghui and European Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad.

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a statement that ‘"China will strengthen cooperation with the international community, resolutely crack down on violent terrorist operations that devastate innocent lives and safeguard world peace and security." As quoted by the Mirror.

The president also instructed the relevant departments to increase security ‘outside Chinese borders.’

After ISIS showed the picture of the shot man, and the attacks on its citizens, the Chinese president condemned the ‘cruel and savage’ attacks of the terror group.

China had strongly denounced the Islamist militants and had urged the international community to increase its cooperation in fighting the Islamic State even though it hadn’t openly joined operations in Syria and Iraq where ISIS operates.

Three Chinese citizens were killed in Mali at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako at 21 November after terrorists storemed the building. 27 people were killed before Malian commandos to in the building and free 170 hostages.

The attack was by the militant group Al Mourabitoun and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The group is led by Yahya Abou el-Hammam, has pledged alligence with IS. 

Xi condemned the Mali attacks as "cruel and savage" saying: 
"With no regard for human conscience and moral baseline, the terrorist organisation still carried out this cold-blooded and violent action. 
The Chinese government strongly condemns this inhuman action and will definitely hold the perpetrators accountable."

China has a vast military force with more than two million active personnel.
Islamic gunmen attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, before Malian commandos stormed the building and freed 170 hostages.

The three Chinese citizens killed in the hotel attack were executives from the state-owned China Railway Construction Corp , the company said in a statement on its website.

"China Railway Construction Corp is deeply saddened by the deaths of the three employees, and we express our deep condolences to the victims' families and strongly condemn the atrocities committed by the terrorists," it said.
Zhou Tianxiang and Wang Xuanshang, Chang Xuehui, general managers were killed.
The Foreign Ministry confirmed that four other Chinese nationals were among the rescued hostages.
One man who worked for a Belgian regional parliament and another American aid worker were also killed in this incident. Moscow said that Russians were also among the victims as well.
Beijing urged the world to step up coordination in combating Islamic State, though it has been reluctant to get involved on the ground in Syria and Iraq where the group largely operates.
The attack on the hotel was claimed by Al Mourabitoun and al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and is the latest in a series of deadly raids this year in Mali.

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