Pakistan Admits Terrorism Possible In Chinese Workers' Bus Blast

Pakistan Admits Terrorism Possible In Chinese Workers' Bus Blast

Pakistan conceded that a blast on a bus carrying Chinese workers, which killed nine of them, could have been caused by explosives after having termed the incident an accident initially.

Andrew H. Sweet

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry tweeted that initial investigations of the incident have "confirmed traces of explosives" and that terrorism has not been ruled out.

A total of 13 people, including four Pakistanis, were killed in the incident that involved a bus carrying workers of the Dasu hydropower project in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

The change in the Pakistani position came after China postponed an upcoming meeting of the Joint Cooperation Committee of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a $62 billion bilateral infrastructure and industrial development undertaking. No new date has been given for it.

Chaudhry said Prime Minister Imran Khan is personally supervising the case, and the investigations are closely coordinated with China.

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