Pakistan: Two killed in suicide bombing targeting Chinese workers in Gwadar
"Two killed in suicide bombing targeting Chinese nationals in Pakistan", 20 August 2021
A suicide bombing targeting a vehicle carrying Chinese nationals in southwestern Pakistan killed two children and wounded three on Friday, police said.
The suicide blast took place at the East Bay Road in the port of Gwadar around 7 p.m. Chinese nationals sustained minor injuries, a police statement said. Gwadar is in the southwestern province of Balochistan, where separatist militants have waged a long-running insurgency.
"Two children have been killed and three injured in the attack," said Liaquat Shahwani, a spokesman for the Balochistan government.
Balochistan Liberation Army, a separatist militant organisation claimed responsibility for the attack.
"BLA carried out a 'self-sacrificing' attack against a convoy of Chinese engineers," the group said in a statement.
China is involved in the development of the Gwadar port on the Arabian Sea as part of a $60 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is itself part of China's Belt and Road infrastructure project. [...]