Pakistan arrests woman allegedly targeting Chinese workers

An April 26 attack by a female suicide bomber killed 3 Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver



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By AP

Published: Mon 16 May 2022, 8:28 PM

Pakistani security forces acting on intelligence arrested a woman who was allegedly planning attacks on Chinese working on construction projects in the southwest, authorities said Monday.

The arrest was announced by the counter-terrorism department in Baluchistan province. In a statement, it said the woman is a member of The Baluchistan Liberation Army, a Baluchistan-based separatist group. The group claimed responsibility for an April 26 attack by a female suicide bomber who killed three Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver at the University of Karachi.

Monday’s arrest came hours before Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif in a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang conveyed his condolences over the April killings and promised maximum security for Chinese working in Pakistan.

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