5 Chinese Nationals Killed In Suicide Bomb Attack In Pakistan

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: In a tragic incident in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a convoy of Chinese engineers reportedly came under attack by a suicide bomber, resulting in the deaths of five Chinese nationals and a local driver. The convoy, en route from Islamabad to their camp in Dasu, was targeted when the assailant rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into it, according to the regional police chief.

Local police swiftly responded to the scene and commenced relief efforts.

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari condemned the attack, emphasizing the enduring strength of Pakistan-China friendship despite efforts by hostile forces. He extended condolences to the families of the deceased Chinese nationals. Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar echoed the sentiment, affirming Pakistan’s resolve to combat militant threats.

The targeted convoy belonged to the construction firm China Gezhouba Group Company (CGGC), engaged in the Dasu hydropower project. Notably, Dasu has witnessed previous attacks, including a 2021 incident where 13 individuals, including nine Chinese nationals, lost their lives. Subsequently, Pakistan compensated the families of the victims, and China conducted an investigation.

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