Beijing has asked Pakistani authorities to investigate a bus explosion that killed at least 10 people, including six Chinese nationals, on Wednesday.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian condemned the blast, expressing condolences to the families of those who died.
The spokesperson also asked Pakistani authorities to ensure the safety of Chinese personnel, institutions, and projects.
At least ten individuals, including six Chinese citizens and two Pakistani soldiers, were killed while several others were injured after a vehicle was hit by an explosive device in Pakistan.
Alarming news from peaceful Kohistan. A chines bus of Cggc hit by a suicidal car , 10 died 31 injured 🤕 in this morning 7:30 am. Local sources. @HamidMirPAK @CathayPak @geonews_urdu @ARYNEWSOFFICIAL @Jhagra pic.twitter.com/vzF48NfZlD— SAMIULLAH (@SamiNiazy) July 14, 2021
Reportedly blast struck a bus carrying Chinese Engineers, in the Pattan area of Upper Kohistan. More than 10 are feared dead. Chinese are working on Dam projects in that areas. pic.twitter.com/fzfpKlwy7J— Mudassir hussain (@MudassirSayyed) July 14, 2021
The local administration along with the police have reached the site and are carrying out a rescue operation.