Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has condemned a suicide blast that targeted a vehicle carrying Chinese nationals in the Gwadar district of Balochistan. In a statement, the embassy called on Pakistan “to take practical and effective measures” so such incidents can be avoided in the future.
The attack claimed lives of at least two children, while three other people received injuries. A suicide bomber had blown himself near the vehicle on Friday evening. The provincial government’s spokesperson Liaquat Shahqani had said that it was a suicide attack.
Proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) had later accepted responsibility for the blast.
The Chinese embassy, in its today’s statement, urged Pakistan to properly treat the injured and carry out a thorough investigation into the attack. It also expressed sympathies with the wounded of both countries.
“At the same time, relevant departments at all levels in Pakistan must take practical and effective measures to accelerate to implement strengthened whole-process security measures and upgraded security cooperation mechanism to ensure that similar incidents will not happen again,” the statement read.
The statement also noted that the security situation in Pakistan had been deteriorating because “there have been several terrorist attacks in succession, resulting in the casualties of several Chinese citizens.”