5 Chinese nationals killed in suicide bomb attack in Pakistan

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The Chinese have been engaged on the Dasu hydropower venture.Several others have been injured in the incident that occurred in the Bisham space of Shangla district of the province when a bus en route from Islamabad to Kohistan was hit by a car coming from the wrong way, police stated.

At least six Chinese nationals have been killed on Tuesday when an explosive-packed car rammed into their bus in Pakistan’s troubled northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, officers stated.

The Chinese have been engaged on the Dasu hydropower venture.Several others have been injured in the incident that occurred in the Bisham space of Shangla district of the province when a bus en route from Islamabad to Kohistan was hit by a car coming from the wrong way, police stated.

No group has to this point claimed duty for the attack.

Bisham Station House Officer (SHO) Bakht Zahir stated that the incident was a “suicide blast” and the authorities involved have been accumulating the proof, Dawn.Com reported.

Security preparations have been tightened on the spot and the our bodies have been being shifted to a hospital, he additional stated.

“We will investigate from where and how the vehicle of a suicide bomber came and how it happened,” the SHO said.

Geo News quoted a senior police officer as saying that at least six Chinese, who were on the bus, were killed and added that several other passengers were injured in the suicide attack.

Shangla is close to Kohistan, where 13 people including nine Chinese were killed in a terrorist attack in 2021.

Thousands of Chinese personnel are working in Pakistan on several projects being carried out under the aegis of the USD 60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

(with inputs from PTI)

 


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