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Militants, Police Killed In Failed Attack On Chinese Consulate In Karachi

While no Chinese nationals were harmed, a suicide attack against the Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s Karachi last Friday likely indicates a growing resentment against their growing presence in the country. Pakistan is seeking a multi-billion dollar loan package from the country and this attack, plus another on the same day that killed 31 people in a Shiite community, could discourage the investments. Pakistan is home to tens of thousands of Chinese nationals, many of whom are there are part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor development project in infrastructure and energy. The self-declared Balochistan Liberation Army has claimed many attacks against Chinese personnel in recent years and claims to fight against “Chinese occupation.” Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted that “the attack was intended to scare Chinese investors and undermine CPEC. These terrorists will not succeed.” 

Source: Militants, Police Killed In Failed Attack On Chinese Consulate In Karachi : NPR

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