Six individuals, including five Chinese engineers, were killed in a suicide attack in Besham, Shangla district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The attack occurred when armed personnel rammed their explosive-laden vehicle into the Chinese nationals’ vehicle, leaving several others injured.

The Chinese engineers were purportedly working on a hydroelectric dam site. They left the site and were on their way to Islamabad when their vehicle was ambushed.

So far, no organization has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, the targeting of Chinese nationals suggests potential involvement from groups dissatisfied with Chinese involvement in Pakistan’s national resources, akin to the Baloch sarmachars in Pak-occupied Balochistan, who oppose projects like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and China’s presence in Gwadar.

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