A Chinese worker was attacked in a targeted road side bomb blast which took place in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Hadeed area on Monday. According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar, at least one person sustained minor injuries due to the remote-controlled explosion, but thankfully no one was killed.
According to the details provided by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rao Anwar, at least one person sustained minor injuries due to the remote-controlled explosion, but thankfully no one was killed.
Evidence collected from the site of the blast included a pamphlet denouncing “foreign control over Sindh’s natural resources,” Anwar said.
The local driver of the engineer and a passerby were also injured in the blast.
The targeted Chinese worker was an engineer by profession and he was on his way to work with his driver when the attack took place. According to witnesses, the explosives were planted opposite Quaid-i-Azam Park along the National Highway. The bomb exploded as soon as the vehicle carrying the Chinese engineer passed by the explosive device which shows the bomb was remote controlled as the culprit waited for his targeted vehicle to pass before detonating the bomb.
The police cordoned off the area of the explosion and collected evidence from the scene for investigations. More than five hundred kilograms of kilograms of explosives were used in the improvised explosive device (IED) which also included nuts and bolts.
Hundreds of Chinese workers are currently employed in different projects all across Pakistan on various development projects which come under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) agreements. Security of these workers is being looked after by the Sindh police and the Rangers.
In March, the security personnel had detained Kulbhushan Jadev, a suspected Indian spy for RAW in Balochistan, the southwestern Pakistani province where most of the CPEC is taking shape.
India has confirmed that the man is a former Indian navy official but denied that he is a spy.