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May 31, 2016
KARACHI: A Chinese national and his driver were injured on Monday when a roadside bomb exploded.
The bomb was placed at Green Belt, Gulshan-e-Hadeed area, police said.
The remote controlled device exploded when a car carrying the Chinese citizen crossed by, SSP Malir said.
The injured have been shifted to a hospital.
Pamphlets with threats written on them were recovered from the site of the attack, police said.
Hundreds of Chinese nationals are working on development projects including the China-Paksitan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Sindh and Balochistan.
An eyewitness told mediathat he had informed the police of a suspicious package he had found lying on the road. But the police did not pay heed, he said.
Police conducted a search operation in the area after the attack. Three suspects were arrested and weapons were recovered, police said.
Responsibility for the attack was claimed by a lesser known group Sindhu Desh Liberation Army, SSP Rao Anwar said.
He added that this group plants IED bombs on railway tracks on August 14, Pakistan’s independence day.
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