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Gunmen target Chinese workers in Pakistan’s financial hub Karachi

Islamabad, Jul 28 (EFE).- Two unidentified gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at a car carrying two Chinese citizens early Wednesday in the city of Karachi in southern Pakistan, according to official sources.

The incident occurred around 8.05 am when the two Chinese nationals were on their way to work at a textile factory, local police spokesperson Zawar Hussain told EFE.

“One Chinese received four bullets, three on his shoulders and one below his jaw, while the other who was driving luckily remained safe,” Hussain said.

The police official added that the motive of the attack was still unknown and investigations were underway.

He added that both the Chinese nationals were safe and the one injured was out of danger.

Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan where several Chinese-funded projects are underway.

The incident comes less than two weeks after nine Chinese workers and engineers and four Pakistanis were killed when their bus fell into a ravine after being attacked with explosives in Dasu area of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan initially called it an accident but later acknowledged it was a terrorist attack.

Last week, Pakistan and China issued a joint statement, expressing their firm resolve to find those responsible for the attack and give them exemplary punishment.

The statement also underlined their commitment to ensure the comprehensive safety and security of Chinese projects, nationals and institutions in the country, and prevent similar incidents in the future. EFE


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