Double terror attacks in Pakistan kill at least 27 people
The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which also describes itself as the Baloch Liberation Army, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Chinese consulate.
By REUTERSUpdated: NOVEMBER 23, 2018 10:19Two separate terror attacks took place in Pakistan on Friday morning, killing at least 27 people, and wounding over 20 people.The first terror attack was a suicide bombers attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi. At least two Pakistani policemen were killed and a security guard was wounded during the attack.The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), which also describes itself as the Baloch Liberation Army, claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the group explained the attack by saying that "China is exploiting our resources."The three suicide bombers were killed before they were able to enter the facility, the police chief of the city of Karachi said."There were three attackers and all three have been killed. They could not even get in the compound. They tried to get into the visa section," the police chief, Amir Shaikh, told reporters.Neighbor China is Pakistan's closest ally and its main benefactor, plowing in billions of dollars in infrastructure projects, as part of its vast Belt an Road initiative.Shortly later on Friday morning in an unrelated incident, a blast at a crowded market in a town in Pakistan's northwest killed at least 8 people, and wounded 20 others, a local government official said.AdvertisementNo group has claimed responsibility for the blast in the northwestern Orakzai district."Eight people have been killed and over 20 are injured. We are checking on further details," local government official Mutahir Zeb told Reuters.
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