Pakistani forces arrest woman suspected of planning suicide attack on Chinese convoy

05:50 PM | 16 May, 2022
Pakistani forces arrest woman suspected of planning suicide attack on Chinese convoy
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QUETTA – A woman suspected of planning a suicide bomb attack on a Chinese convoy was arrested in a joint raid from Balochistan’s Turbat.

The arrest comes two weeks after four people including three Chinese tutors were killed when a woman suicide bomber blew herself up near the Confucius Institute of Karachi University.

The detained suicide bomber was reportedly planning to target a Chinese convoy on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route.

Turbat CTD and Women Police conducted the operation and arrested the suicide bomber. Explosives and detonators were recovered from her possession.

Counter-Terrorism officials confirmed that the woman belonged to the same banned terror outfit that carried out the attack on Chinese teachers in the port city.

Earlier in April, a woman suicide bomber, identified as Shari Baloch, killed four people in the country’s largest city. Sharri, a married science teacher, and a mom with two kids, was the first woman suicide bomber of the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) who blew herself up killing Chinese nationals.

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