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Balochistan Liberation Army claims responsibility for Karachi University blast Karachi University Blast
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Balochistan Liberation Army claims responsibility for Karachi University blast

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 26 Apr 2022, 07:13 pm

Karachi:  The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the blast which occurred inside Pakistan's Karachi University which left four people, including three Chinese nationals, dead on Tuesday.

Senior journalist Rezaul Hasan Laskar shared the statement issued by the group on his Twitter page and wrote: "Baloch Liberation Army claims suicide attack in Karachi that killed 3 Chinese nationals, says strike was carried out by woman suicide bomber."

Video footage of the attack has also surfaced on social media.

The BLA claimed the suicide attack was carried out by a woman suicide bomber.

The militant group operates mainly in Balochistan province

The explosion occurred at 1:52pm in a van near the Confucius Institute — a Chinese language teaching centre at Karachi University, Geo News reported.

Rescue and security agencies rushed to the spot after the blast.

The deceased Chinese nationals have been identified as the director of the Confucius Institute Huang Guiping, Ding Mupeng, Chen Sai, and their Pakistani driver, Khalid, reports Geo News.

Police sources told the Pakistani news channel that there were seven to eight people in the van; however, an exact number of casualties is yet to be determined.

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif mourned the death of the Chinese nationals and tweeted: "I am deeply grieved on the loss of precious lives including of our Chinese friends in the heinous attack in Karachi today. My heartfelt condolences go to the bereaved families. I strongly condemn this cowardly act of terrorism. The perpetrators will surely be brought to justice."