Balochistan separatists target Chinese nationals to disrupt Pakistan economic corridor

Pakistani security officials stand guard at the scene of a suicide bomb blast that targeted Chinese nationals, in Karachi, Pakistan, on April 27, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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ISLAMABAD - The latest attack on Chinese nationals in Pakistan is a sign that separatists are seeking to raise the stakes in their insurgency by disrupting a Balochistan economic corridor project with China, say analysts.

On April 26, a 30-year-old woman from Balochistan province blew herself up outside the Confucius Institute at Karachi University, killing three Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver.

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