Sunday’s attack on a convoy of Chinese engineers in Pakistan’s southwest was blamed on members of the Balochistan Liberation Army, according to Agence France-Presse.
According to the report, which cited the organisation responsible for the attack, the event occurred as the engineers were on their way to Gwadar Port, a project funded by China.
The Global Times of China reported, citing unnamed “Chinese personnel” in Gwadar, that there were no recorded casualties among the convoy members.
According to Aaj News, two militants were killed and two others were injured in a confrontation with Pakistani security forces in Gwadar.
The area has been sealed off by security personnel, it said.
The incident came just one day after caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar was named. There is yet no evidence linking the incidents to Kakar, who is from Balochistan.
Pakistan feared the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan would have a negative impact on its investments, particularly China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
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