China responds to the killing of its national in Karachi

China responds to the killing of its national in Karachi

BEIJING: China on Tuesday urged Pakistan to rapidly bring perpetrators to justice after unidentified gunmen shot at two Chinese nationals in the southern city of Karachi, killing one of them.

The two <link>Chinese <link> were in their car in an upmarket area on Monday when the attackers in another car opened fire on their vehicle, according to police, describing it as an apparent 'targeted attack'.

One of the <link>Chinese <link> suffered two bullet wounds to his head and later succumbed to his injuries, the head of the government hospital said.

'The consulate general of <link>China <link> has sent officials to the hospital and urged the police to solve the case as soon as possible and bring the criminals to justice,' foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular briefing.

The two <link>Chinese <link> were working for a shipping company.

Thousands of <link>Chinese <link> engineers and technicians are working in Pakistan.

<link>China <link> is ramping up investment as part of a $54 billion project known as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, upgrading infrastructure, power and transport links between its far-western Xinjiang region and Pakistan's Gwadar port.

Last October, Pakistan confirmed the death of two <link>Chinese <link> nationals who were kidnapped in the southwestern city of Quetta, months after the Islamic State group claimed it had killed them. - AFP

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