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Caught on camera, woman suicide bomber blows herself up in Karachi, kills 4 including 3 Chinese nationals
Karachi blast

Caught on camera, woman suicide bomber blows herself up in Karachi, kills 4 including 3 Chinese nationals

| @indiablooms | 26 Apr 2022, 09:26 pm

Karachi/IBNS: A woman suicide bomber from a Pakistan separatist group killed four people, including three Chinese nationals, in an attack on a vehicle carrying staff from the Confucious Institute affiliated with the Karachi University, video footage from the site showed on Tuesday.

The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the blast which occurred inside the institute and left four people, including three Chinese nationals, dead on Tuesday.

The mission was the first to be carried out by a female militant, BLA spokesperson Jeeyand Baloch said in a statement published in English on Telegram.

The militant group operates mainly in the Balochistan province

The explosion occurred at 1:52 pm 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.

The fourth victim was the van's driver who was a Pakistani national, said reports.

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."

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