Four, including three Chinese nationals, killed in Karachi University blast

APP37-260422 KARACHI: April 26 – Security personnel inspecting the targeted van after suicide blast at University of Karachi near Confucius Institute. Four people killed including three Chinese nationals in the explosion. APP Photo by Syed Abbas Mehdi

KARACHI: Four people, including three Chinese nationals, were killed while four others sustained injuries in a car explosion on the premises of the University of Karachi.  According to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), it was a suicide blast and was carried out by a burqa-clad woman.  The explosion occurred at 1:52pm in a van near the Confucius Institute — a Chinese language teaching centre at Karachi University. Following the blast, rescue and security agencies rushed to the location and cordoned off the areas, initiating rescue operations. The deceased Chinese nationals have been identified as the director of the Confucius Institute Huang Guiping, Ding Mupeng, Chen Sai, and their Pakistani driver, Khalid. Police sources said the van entered the premises through the Maskan gate of the university, they said. Of the four people who sustained injuries, two have been identified as Chinese national Wang Yuqing and a security guard named Hamid. All of them are currently hospitalised and are receiving treatment.  Meanwhile, the bodies of the deceased have been shifted to Karachi’s Jinnah Hospital for an autopsy.  The explosion was initially reported to have been caused by a gas cylinder. However, the police later said that the blast could have been a suicide attack. Sources further added that the victims were returning to the Confucius Institute from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA).


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