Pakistan: Chinese national killed, 2 others injured in firing at Karachi’s crowded market

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Image Source : FILE China had issued a stern warning to Islamabad following the Karachi University suicide attack.

Karachi firing: A Chinese national was shot dead and two others were injured when unidentified men opened fire at a crowded market in Pakistan’s Karachi on Wednesday. According to reports, the assailants opened fire inside a dental clinic. 

The Dawn quoted a police official, as saying that one person was killed in the incident and two others shifted to a local hospital, where their condition was stated to be critical. All three were Chinese nationals. 

The police identified the victims as 25-year-old RonilD Raimond Chaw, 72-year-old Margrade, and 74-year-old Richard. 

This is the latest incident in a series of attacks targeting Chinese nationals in Pakistan. As many as three Chinese people were killed a suicide attack that took place at the main entrance of University of Karachi’s (KU) Confucius Institute in April this year.

China had issued a stern warning to Islamabad following the KU suicide attack. “The blood of the Chinese cannot be shed in vain, and those behind this incident will surely pay the price,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson had said.

The banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) linked Majeed Brigade had claimed responsibility for the attack that took place near China-built Confucius Institute — a non-profit institute teaching the Chinese language to local pupils — at Karachi University.

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More details are awaited

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