- A suicide bomber detonated his bombs in Pakistan.
- The terrible suicidal act left two children dead and several injured.
- The attacker detonated his device when agents tried to intercept him.
Terrorist attacks have been happening again in different countries, something that has caused terror among the inhabitants of the places where these types of events occur. Social media is flooded with news of a suicide attack that occurred in Pakistan.
It was this Friday when a subject who was transporting several Chinese workers in a vehicle, carried out a suicidal attack by detonating the explosives that he carried on his body near the car the workers were in, in a desperate attempt to kill himself, according to AP.
Suicidal act causes the death of two children
According to reports from the Interior Ministry and the police, they affirmed that this terrible suicidal act caused the death of two children who were playing on the road near the explosion. A Chinese and two other Pakistanis were injured in the attack in Balochistan province.
Hours after the attack, the separatist Baluch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the attack in the port city of Gwadar. Police elements claimed that the Chinese workers were traveling in three vehicles and were escorted by security forces.
Suicidal act dead children: He took his own life when he was intercepted
It is worth mentioning that the subject who carried out the suicide act detonated his device when the agents tried to intercept him while he was carrying the Chinese people, who were injured due to the explosion. The death of the two little ones who played near the act was also confirmed.
The area is a key district in southwestern Pakistan, where the Chinese are working on projects related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. The projects, which include building roads and power plants for agricultural development, have cost billions of dollars.
Suicidal act dead children: A similar case
China has played a key role in the development of the deep-water port of Gwadar in the Arabian Sea in recent years. But there have been some attacks on Pakistanis and Chinese lately working for the economic corridor projects, according to AP.
Another similar event occurred a few weeks ago when a bus carrying Pakistani and Chinese workers fell into a ravine after a suicide bomber attacked the vehicle. At that moment, nine Chinese and four Pakistanis died during the attack.
Suicidal act dead children: More dead
Last Thursday at least three people were killed and more than 50 injured in the explosion of a powerful roadside bomb as a Shiite procession passed through central Pakistan, local police said. Several injured appeared to be waiting for help along the road in the deeply conservative city of Bahawalnagar in eastern Punjab province.
Mohammad Asad, a city police officer, and Shiite leader Khawar Shafqat confirmed the attack. Shafqat explained that the explosion occurred as the procession passed through a busy neighborhood known as Colonia Muhajir. He condemned the attack and asked the government to strengthen security at these types of events, which are also held in other parts of the country.
Suicidal act children dead: Bus accident leaves at least 13 dead
Earlier a bus carrying dozens of construction workers fell into a ravine in northwestern Pakistan after a gas leak from the vehicle caused an explosion, killing at least 13 people, including nine Chinese, Pakistani officials said. .
Some 36 more people were injured in the accident in the Kohistan district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said Arif Javed, a deputy district commissioner. The incident occurred on a wet road after overnight rain, but Pakistani authorities were investigating what happened and the Chinese embassy said in a statement that the vehicle was attacked.
Suicidal Act Children Killed: Further Investigations Underway
Chinese engineers and workers are helping Pakistan build a dam in Kohistan. Workers were on their way to the job site when the incident occurred, Javed added. Authorities believe that what happened was an accident but are analyzing whether there was some kind of explosion in the vehicle, said Asim Abbasi, an assistant commissioner in Kohistan.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Chinese workers and Pakistani personnel accompanying them were on their way to their workplace when the explosion occurred and the vehicle went off the road. The bus “sank into a ravine after a mechanical failure that resulted in a gas leak that caused an explosion … Further investigations are underway,” the statement said. The Associated Press.
At least 36 injured
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in its statement that nine Chinese and three Pakistanis were killed in the apparent accident. However, local authorities said the death toll rose to 13 after a seriously injured Chinese worker died from his injuries at a hospital.
“The Government and people of Pakistan express their sincere condolences to the families of the Chinese and Pakistani workers who lost their lives in the incident,” the statement said. “We also pray for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
Authorities described the accident as an “attack”
In a statement, the Chinese embassy called the bus accident an “attack.” “Recently, our workers from a company on a certain project in Pakistan were attacked and there were deaths and injuries,” the note said. “We have notified Chinese citizens in Pakistan to avoid going out unless it is for work and to pay special attention to their safety.”
In Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said China was “shocked and condemned the bomb attack in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.” “We mourn the Chinese and Pakistani personnel killed in the attack and express our condolences to the bereaved families and the injured,” Zhao told a daily news conference. Filed Under: Suicidal act dead children.
“We condemn the bomb attack”
“We have demanded that the Pakistani side get to the bottom of the incident, detain and strictly punish the attackers as soon as possible, and seriously protect the safety of Chinese personnel, institutions and projects in Pakistan,” Zhao said. These types of road accidents are common in Pakistan, where drivers often ignore traffic regulations and safety standards on broken roads, especially in the northern mountains.
Inside the bus, where there could be explosive material, a gas cylinder could have exploded, he added. Engineers often use explosives on construction sites. “At the moment, we are not sure if there has been an explosion on the bus, but the bus fell down a ravine and it looks like it was an accident,” he said. Filed Under: Suicidal act dead children.
Tragic bus accident
Another similar event left at least 33 people dead and 40 injured in a bus accident in which most of the passengers were day laborers who were going home. The news agency AP reported that at least 33 were killed and 40 injured on Monday, July 19, after a speeding bus collided with a truck on a highway in central Pakistan.
Citing police and rescue workers, the AP said that when the collision occurred, the bus was transporting mostly day laborers who were going back to their homes for an important Muslim holiday. According to the police officer Hassan Javed, quoted by the aforementioned information agency, the bus had left the city of Sialkot and was traveling on the Taunsa Highway towards the city of Dera Ghazi Khan, in the eastern province of Punjab. Filed Under: Suicidal act dead children.
The cause of the deadly bus accident is still being investigated
According to the report, police officer Hassan Javed added that the exact cause of the bus accident that has so far left 33 dead and 40 injured is still under official investigation.
After the collision, rescuers transported the dead and injured to a nearby hospital. Some of the injured were in serious condition, explained Sher Khan, who is responsible for the rescue operation. The passengers were returning to the district where they lived, Rajanpur, to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Adha festival, AP reported. Filed Under: Suicidal act dead children.
The post Suicide bomb attack in Pakistan leaves two children dead and several injured appeared first on Hispanic World.