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Low-intensity blast targets Chinese engineer’s convoy in Pak

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Karachi : At least one person was injured as a low-intensity blast targeted a Chinese engineer’s vehicle convoy near Rohri in Sindh province, police said.

The Chinese engineer working on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) escaped unhurt in the explosion, police said.

“Unknown accused attacked a Chinese engineer’s vehicle near Rohri. Rescue teams moved [to the location],” said a police statement.

Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Rohri Masood Mahar said, “Today at 15:45 hours, in the jurisdiction of Patni police station, when a Chinese engineer’s vehicles convoy along with a Ranger’s escort were passing by near Qasim Ali petrol pump, a remote control bomb planted in a bicycle exploded.”

The DSP said that a truck driver was injured by the broken glass as the windscreen of the truck was shattered.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Sukkur Amjad Shaikh said the low-intensity blast occurred along a roadside leading to three campsites set up for Chinese staffers working on the CPEC.

The USD 46 billion CPEC project was launched in early 2015 to link China’s remote Xinjiang region with the Arabian Sea through Pakistan by building a network of roads, railways, energy parks and industrial zones.

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