CAIRO – Islamic State (IS) has killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Balochistan province last month, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday.

“Islamic State fighters kill two Chinese people they had been holding in Baluchistan province, southwest Pakistan,” Amaq said.

Amaq news agency’s statement is published on Reuters’ website.

Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped two Chinese language teachers from Quetta on May 24.

A Balochistan government spokesman said officials were in the process of confirming “whether the report is true”.

China’s embassy in Pakistan could not be reached and there was no immediate comment from Pakistan’s interior ministry or its foreign office, Reuters said.