Chinese nationals shot in a gun attack in Pakistan's Karachi
Chinese nationals shot in a gun attack in Pakistan's Karachi

KARACHI: At two Chinese national were wounded in a gun attack in the southern Pakistani megacity of Karachi on Wednesday, police said, in the latest assault targeting Chinese citizens in the country. Local police said two masked assailants riding on a motorbike fired at a car carrying two Chinese nationals, who were working at a nearby factory in the city.

Giving details on the matter, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian called the incident "an isolated case". "We have full confidence in the Pakistan side's protection of Chinese citizens and property in Pakistan," media reports quoted. The incident comes two weeks after the IED attack on a bus carrying Chinese engineers to the Dasu dam site in Upper Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on July 14. At least 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals, were killed in the incident.

China is a close ally and major investor in Pakistan. A massive amount of Chinese money has been pumped into creating, training and equipping two Special Security Divisions (SSDs), the 34 and 44 Light Infantry Divisions with 15,000 troops each of the Pakistan Army.

In April a suicide blast at a luxury hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador in southwest    Balochistan province killed four people and wounded dozens. The ambassador was unhurt.


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