Chinese killed in Pakistan: Person killed in Karachi is not a Chinese citizen… China misrepresented Pakistani officials’ claim

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Beijing: China has said the person killed Wednesday in Karachi, Pakistan, is not its citizen. It also denied Thursday reports that it could be another attack targeting Chinese nationals in Pakistan. Asked at a media conference in Beijing whether it was a terrorist attack on Chinese citizens, Wang Wenbin, spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, said: “We extend our condolences to the victims of the incident in question.” I believe that the person concerned is not a Chinese citizen.

Gunmen opened fire at Karachi clinic
Pakistani officials said on Wednesday that unidentified gunmen opened fire at a dental clinic in the city of Karachi on Wednesday, killing one Chinese and injuring two others. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), (South) Asad Raza had said the attackers entered the clinic in the Sadar area of ​​Karachi posing as a patient and started shooting after reaching the dentist’s room.

There have also been attacks on Chinese citizens in the past.
It is noteworthy that in April three Chinese civilians were killed in a suicide attack on Karachi University by the separatist Liberation Army of Baloch. In July 2021, gunmen attacked a vehicle carrying two Chinese workers at a nuclear power plant in Karachi. Shots were fired and both were injured. Earlier, nine Chinese engineers were killed in a suicide bombing in Dasu in the Upper Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Apart from that, four Pakistani nationals also died.