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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani media reports said that 2 kids were killed after a massive blast hit a Chinese van in the port town of Gwadar. The cowardly suicide attack was carried by an unidentified enemy on Friday targeting a Chinese engineers vehicle working for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. The initial report said 2 children playing beside the accident site were killed and 3 others including 1 Chinese sustained minor injuries when a bomber blew up himself near the Chinese citizen van. Injured, and dead bodies of blast victims were transferred to the government hospital of Quetta.
No other piece of information about the deceased was immediately released by the Pakistani government authorities. No claim of responsibility has yet been made for the bomb attack by any insurgents group. Gwadar is a port city of Pakistan, located in the southern province of Balochistan. The city is located on the Arabian Sea’s beaches, just across from Oman. From 1783 to 1958, Gwadar was in Oman’s possession. In July 2021, at least 13 people including 9 Chinese were killed when terrorists targeted a staff bus packed with Chinese engineers traveling to a hydropower dam construction site in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.