Terrorist Attack In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Kills Five Chinese Engineers and One Pakistani National

A terrorist attack involving a suicide bomber killed five Chinese citizens and one Pakistani in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on March 26th. Local authorities said that five Chinese engineers who were working on the Dasu Hydroelectric Dam Project and one Pakistani driver were killed in the attack.

The attack occurred in Bisham Tehsil as an individual detonated a Vehicle Borne Suicide Improvised Explosive Device near a convoy of Chinese engineers as they traveled to the city of Islamabad from their camp in Dasu District.

The Chinese embassy in Pakistan released a statement saying they condemn the attack and will increase counterterrorism cooperation with Pakistan. The statement also said the embassy asked the Pakistani government to investigate the attack and “punish those responsible.”

The attack occurred on the same day as the Balochistan Liberation Army launched an attack against Pakistan’s second-largest naval air station, PNS Siddique. Furthermore, this is also the third attack conducted against Pakistani military bases or Chinese interests.