Baloch group claims Pak suicide blast carried out by woman that killed 3 Chinese

Edited By: Nikhil Pandey
NEW DELHI Updated: Apr 26, 2022, 09:20 PM(IST)

A blast rocked the Karachi University area and claimed four lives including that of Chinese nationals. The authorities are investigating the incident and have not ruled out terrorism angle.

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Karachi University Blast: According to the group's spokesperson, a female suicide bomber named Shari Baloch carried out the attack.

A burqa-clad woman suicide bomber struck a van on the campus of Pakistan's famed University of Karachi, killing three Chinese nationals and their local driver in a targeted suicide strike against Chinese people in Pakistan's financial centre.

The Balochistan Liberation Army's Majeed Brigade has claimed responsibility for the attack on the instructors, which occurred near the university's China-built Confucius Institute, which teaches Chinese language to local students.

Three of the victims were Chinese nationals, according to a university official.

Confucius Institute Director Huang Guiping, Ding Mupeng, Chen Sa, and the Pakistani driver, Khalid, were identified as the victims.

Two people were hurt in the bomb, according to the spokeswoman, including Chinese national Wang Yuqing and Hamid.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is paying a condolence visit to the Chinese embassy.

Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan's prime minister, condemned the incident on Twitter, saying he was "deeply grieved over the loss of precious lives, including our Chinese friends," and that "the perpetrators would undoubtedly be brought to justice."

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Imran Khan says ‘foreign hand’ behind the attack

After a few hours, Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, tweeted that the attack was part of our enemies' foreign-backed agenda.

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Chinese people working in Pakistan have previously been targeted by Pakistani terror groups.

This isn't the first time this has happened.

In the year 2021, in Pakistan's restive southwestern Balochistan region, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a vehicle carrying Chinese people on Friday, killing at least two children and wounding three others, including a Chinese national.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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