Baluch Liberation Army took responsibility for the bombing
Pakistan Police said that three Chinese nationals and their local driver were killed in a suicide bombing of a van in the southern city of Karachi. A burqa-clad woman suicide bomber struck a van on the campus of Pakistan’s University of Karachi, killing three Chinese nationals and their local driver in a targeted suicide strike against Chinese people in Pakistan’s financial center.
Senior police officers said the victims had been traveling to the city’s Chinese-built Confucius Institute when the blast hit their van at the entrance. Those killed included the director of the institute, which offers Chinese language graduate classes, and two female teachers. Also killed was their Pakistani driver. Another Chinese national was injured in the attack.
Local television channels later aired footage showing a female attacker detonating the bomb as the slow-moving van was entering the institute.
An outlawed separatist group known as the Baluch Liberation Army reportedly took responsibility for the bombing, saying a woman carried out the attack. It was not immediately possible to verify the militant group’s claims from independent sources.
Earlier, In July, a suicide car bombing of a bus convoy transporting Chinese workers to a China-funded Dasu hydropower project under construction in the northern region of Kohistan killed nine of the workers and three security guards. It was the largest loss of life of Chinese nationals in Pakistan.
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