Remains of 9 Chinese victims in Pakistan terrorist attack return China
Published: Jul 23, 2021 11:54 PM
Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP

The remains of nine Chinese who died in a terrorist attack in Pakistan on their way to the China-Pakistan Dasu hydropower project returned China on a chartered flight on Friday.

China will continue to urge Pakistan to use all necessary means to investigate the attack, seek truths seriously, responsibly and accurately, and bring the terrorists involved to justice. China also asked Pakistan to save the injured with all-out efforts and take effective measures to enhance the protection of Chinese personnel, projects and organizations in Pakistan, and prevent similar incidents from happening again.

The nine Chinese and four Pakistanis were killed in a shuttle bus blast on July 14 in Kohistan region in northern Pakistan. The blast was confirmed to be a terrorist attack on July 16, and China and Pakistan kept close exchanges over the incident.

Observers noted that the Pakistani Taliban and Balochistan terrorists are possible forces behind the attack. But since no terrorist group has claimed the responsibility, it is possible the attack was committed by a third-party force—an intelligence agency from a third country.

Global Times