Vehicle Carrying Chinese Nationals Hit by Suicide Bombing in Pakistan, Casualties Reported


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Earlier this week, at least 3 people were killed and more than 50 injured after a powerful explosion hit a procession of Shiite Muslims in the Bahawalnagar city in eastern Pakistan.

A vehicle carrying Chinese nationals was hit by a suicide bomb in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, Reuters reported, citing a government official.

“Two children have been killed and three injured in the attack,” Liaquat Shahwani, a spokesman for the Balochistan government, said.

Strongly condemn suicide attack on Chinese nationals Vehicle in #Gwadar.

2 children died who were playing nearby & one Chinese sustained minor injuries.

3 persons injured including driver

Police & CTD teams are on the crime scene.

Investiga launched.

Innocent Children,Afsos

— Liaquat Shahwani (@LiaquatShahwani) August 20, 2021

​According to a police statement, the blast took place at the East Bay Road about 19:00 local time. 

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.​  

China has been involved in the development of the Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is one of the parts of China’s Belt and Road infrastructure project.  

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