Four, Inducing Three Chinese Nationals Killed in Blast At Karachi University in Pakistan

At least four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed and several others injured in a car explosion inside the premises of the University of Karachi in Pakistan’s financial capital.

According to Geo News, the blast took place at 1:53 pm local time on Tuesday in the van near Confucius Institute in the university, a non-profit institute teaching the Chinese language to local pupils.

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.

There were seven to eight people in the van but a police officer said the exact number of casualties is yet to be determined.

Only two of those injured have been identified as Chinese national Wang Yuqing and a guard named Hamid.

“Three wounded people are in critical condition,” Geo News added but did not identify them. 

The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack. BLA said that the suicide attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber named Shari Baloch.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif strongly condemned the attack and called it a “cowardly act of terrorism”.

“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,” Sharif tweeted.

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