Taliban claim responsibility for killing Chinese national in Peshawar

Published: March 1, 2012

The Chinese woman and a local man accompanying her were killed in the attack.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN: A spokesman for the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the murder of a Chinese citizen in Peshawar on Tuesday, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

Taliban spokesman Mohammad Afridi said on Thursday that the woman had been targeted to avenge, what he said, were atrocities carried out by Chinese security forces against Muslims in the north western region of Xinjiang.

According to the report, Peshawar police chief Imtiaz Altaf believed that militants may have been behind the Tuesday shooting in which the Chinese woman and a local accompanying here had been killed. However, he maintained that no conclusions had been reached yet.

The Chinese Embassy, in a statement on Wednesday called on Pakistani authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and to improve security for other Chinese citizens in Pakistan. They had also dispatched relevant consular staff to help investigations.

Reader Comments (47)

  • Mar 1, 2012 - 8:58PM

    Death to TTP

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  • Mohammad
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:05PM

    This is awful, This will further damage the good relations of Pakistan and China.

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  • Uzair
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:10PM

    Apparently these cavemen (and I suspect calling them that is an insult to our actual ancient cavemen forebears) have no concept of fairness and justice and that you can not punish one person for crimes committed by another. Pathetic yahoos!

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  • Gul G
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:11PM

    TTP is a curse…..

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  • fahad khan
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:12PM

    China is our all weather friend we cannot allow taleban to kill them even if though we know muslims are not allowed to practice Islam freely.Recommend

  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:13PM

    China and Pakistan are the so called most friendly nations. On the contrary, India and China are not so friendly. However, Chinese are often killed in Pakistan. To best of my knowledge not a single Chinese has ever been killed in India. Doesn’t it tell all ? Pakistan does not know how to manage friendship and India knows how to manage maturely even with unfriendliness.

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  • rahim pasha
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:16PM

    We need to decide whether Islam or foreign policy of appeasing China is more important to Pakistan. For now looks like taleban is wrong. So lets bring them to justice.Recommend

  • Mar 1, 2012 - 9:17PM

    Taliban is funded by CIA, RAW, Mossad. This proves it

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  • One
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:20PM

    What about the local who killed with Chinease lady…..

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  • well-wisher
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:22PM

    This would be a matter of great concern for GOP as it involves the only country who is closest to Pakistan and engaged in a number of projects in the country since Chinese would now be targeted by TTP. Chinese govt would be wary to take up any future projects in Pakistan or even in Afghanistan due to this latest attack and warning issued by TTP besides putting pressure on ties between the two countries.

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  • PakArmySoldier
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:22PM

    You won’t get rid of Taliban unless you cut off their supply routes and life lines that are spread all over Pakistan in the guise of radical madrassas and mosques- who exclusively preach hate and are agents of intolerance.

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  • Rajendra Kalkhande
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:28PM

    @ Fahad Khan : “China is our all weather friend” Whether is changing fast. Like one prepares for untimely massive rains and droughts, prepare for a drought too in such friendship.

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  • Mar 1, 2012 - 9:29PM

    Put the blame on India. Thats it.Recommend

  • Amjad
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:37PM

    @Zaid Hamid: Obviously, since killings which support India are carried out by anti state agents on the payroll of the Indian government. As an Indian you must already know this!

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  • Nitin
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:44PM

    Now that’s really bad , Days are no far when china will also join NATO for war against Terrorism … Chineese jet planes Attcking the pakistan Remote areas

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  • Farooq
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:45PM

    These Talibans are the enemy of Pakistan,Islam, humanity and Allah and friend of Mossad,Raw and CIA. that is why they are killing people

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  • Muhammad
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:45PM

    AOA,

    Actually brothers CIA is working actively in peshawar…they dont want china inteligence to be there…..they killed peoples and put blame on taliban.

    in this way they get many objectives completed……

    to make damage to pak china frendship.

    to turn people against Taliban

    and to divert people attention from CIA so that they can doo more stuff.

    so dont accept wt these news tell u.

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  • Bhindian
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:50PM

    Afghan Taliban are the real Taliban, we should stop calling these people Taliban.

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  • zaid hamid
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:51PM

    @Amjad:
    yeah true. according to my latest principle, its none other but India behind this. and we should force and make china to believe so using our all weather friendship title.

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  • John B
    Mar 1, 2012 - 9:55PM

    US agent killed the Chinese to create rift between PAK and China -No, too obvious.

    India agent killed the Chinese to create rift between PAK and China-No, too obvious.

    PAK agent killed the Chinese to create an atmosphere to receive more aid money in protecting Chinese citizens working in PAK- that is too low, it can’t be.

    Chinese killed the Chinese to create an atmosphere to crack down on islamist militants in China – hmm, not Chinese style.

    So, then Taliban claim is true. Get rid of these . Otherwise Chinese drones will join US drones. Recommend

  • WoW
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:25PM

    Not even one of the above commentors has felt remourse of the muslims that were killed this week in Xinjiang.

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  • gp65
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:29PM

    First of all sad about any loss of life in terrorism – whether Pakistani, Chinese or Indian. The question is why so much attention in Pakistan when one Chinese dies when thousands of Pakistanis dying has not resulted in so much attention?

    Shouldn’t Pakistanis be at least as concerned about fellow Pakistanis as they are about Chinese?

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  • Kamran Haider bukhary
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:30PM

    these are not Muslims, these are just USA agents, trying to carry out USA agenda here.

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  • Faraz
    Mar 1, 2012 - 10:44PM

    @Muhammad:
    You can keep your messed up thinking to yourself! Most Pakistanis consider Taliban an extremist, terrorist organization. No body and let me assure you nobody wants to sympathize with them. SO when you say “to turn people against Taliban” it really does make me furious. WE ARE ALREADY AGAINST THE TALIBAN AND ALL other terrorist outfits, please keep your sympathies to yourself. Recommend

  • Muhammad
    Mar 1, 2012 - 11:11PM

    @Faraz: Where they were before america comes here.why there was no blast before america comes here…..why here was so much peace before america comming here…..

    second i accept most of pakistani accept Taliban as Extremist.it simply means most of us deceived by this media..so dont hapy on this.no one can stop the truth as it must come.despite of al propaganda.

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  • xizvw
    Mar 1, 2012 - 11:23PM

    @Amjad:
    U know these kind of “CONSPIRACY THEORIES” are good to satisfy urself…but its better to know d truth.

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  • enlighten moderate
    Mar 2, 2012 - 12:03AM

    the same taliban said they dont attack women.

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  • VeryLiberalPakistani
    Mar 2, 2012 - 12:09AM

    I am a very liberal Pakistani. Don’t tell me anything about Xinjiang Muslims. I follow Islam which teaches me to be completely selfish. When it suits my interests, other people become Muslims. When it suits me again, they become none of my concern. China is my friend so they can do whatever they want. I am trying to make Islam like the Chinese religion.

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  • Azam
    Mar 2, 2012 - 12:24AM

    Taliban are not human and we shouldn’t treat as human. They should be completely eliminated

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  • SaudiRules
    Mar 2, 2012 - 1:24AM

    Our establishment gave birth to jihadis to fight wars in kashmir, afghanistan and elsewhere, in the guise of defending and protecting our ‘muslim’ brothers. In light of china killing 15+ uighur muslim brothers just a couple of days ago, can you blame the talibans for doing what they did? These talibans were simple pashtuns who were brain-washed to fight for muslims brothers all over the earth, I dont thik they care if the establishment thinks its okey for china to kill innocent muslims because china is our ‘all weather’ friend, for the talibans the chinese are oppressors of muslim brothers!

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  • Maryam
    Mar 2, 2012 - 1:28AM

    Aik Ho Muslim Haram Kee Pasbani Kay Liyee // Neel Kay Sahil Say Lay Kar Ta Ba Khak-i-Kashghar

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  • Lateral View
    Mar 2, 2012 - 2:16AM

    The Chinese lady was reportedly killed to avenge Chinese atrocities agaist Muslims in Xinjiang. How did the killer know that she was a non-Muslim? Hui Chinese are all Muslims. In any case, she could not be resposible for the actions of Chinese Securty forces?.

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  • Truthbetold
    Mar 2, 2012 - 2:23AM

    With due respect, the double-standard exhibited by our Pakistani friends here is amazing. While they are ever ready to call for Jihad and condemn pan-Islamic “causes” citing oppression of Muslims by Jews, Christians, Hindus etc., and are happy to rejoice when the Jihadists kill these non-Muslims — people of Pakistan celebrated the killing of 3000 Americans in the 9/11 incident and were smugly happy when Hindus were butchered in the Mumbai 26/11 incident– they now want to “condemn” the killing of the Chinese woman by the Taliban and raise outcry on this “atrocity”! All this despite the fact that the Chinese have been brutally oppressing the Xinjiang Muslims for decades and forcibly occupy the Uighur nation.

    I am not condoning the fact that an innocent Chinese woman was mercilessly murdered by the Taliban, but just want to point out the hypocrisy and double-standard of most Pakistanis here.

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  • Sandip Khanna
    Mar 2, 2012 - 2:29AM

    @Muhammad: That’s the crux of the problem. They were all being “Made in Pakistan” but for export to India and Afghanistan. A few of the lot somehow made it to the local markets and caused minor problems. But after 9/11 with the export markets not so conducive to this trade, these products got released into the local markets. That is what you see around you today. Hope this answers your question.So all this fuss you see from PTI and estblishment figures, is to try and open up the Afghan market once again. Nice try. However time has proven that while this trade is lucrative for some, it’s pretty costly for the people of Pakistan.

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  • Arindom
    Mar 2, 2012 - 2:57AM

    Good Taliban, Bad Taliban, CIA, Mossad, RAW, Haqqani – a real mess! Throw in the Chinese and Xinkiang Muslims into the mix – we have a real seafood stew!!

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  • Raj - USA
    Mar 2, 2012 - 4:18AM

    @Farooq:
    Your comment:
    “These Talibans are the enemy of Pakistan,Islam, humanity and Allah …………………”

    @Kamran Haider bukhary:

    Your comment:
    “these are not Muslims, ……………..”

    It is amusing to see Muslims calling fellow Muslims as ” Enemy of Islam” or “Not Muslims”. when such atrocious acts are committed by those who claim to be true followers of the religion.

    Has anyone come across such proclamations from followers of any other religion, say Hindus or Christians, declaring fellow followers as not belonging to or enemy of their religion ?

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  • gt
    Mar 2, 2012 - 4:20AM

    How is it possible that China has NEVER blamed India, the USA or Israel in the deaths of ANY Chinese in Pakistan? Are they less aware of the circumstances, after thorough investigations, than the armchair experts with their own huge investigative agencies at their private beck & call (!)??

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  • Pashtun voice
    Mar 2, 2012 - 4:48AM

    Lets join hands and kill all Taliban. They do not deserve to breathe the same air as us. Take no prisoners.

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  • Human
    Mar 2, 2012 - 4:53AM

    @Muhammad: all u r talk concludes that before america came pakistan used to harbour and nurture taliban using them as strategic asset against india, afganistan.. now if for some reason they turned against u then bear the burnt. i sencerely pray for the departed soul and wish that this daily killing come to an end

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  • Singh
    Mar 2, 2012 - 6:05AM

    I think Pakistan Taliban give gift to its all weather friend China on every festival. And recently it was Valentine day.
    Do you guy spare any country or consider any country as your true friend.
    Look like whole world is against Pakistan. Time to do some introspect.

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  • dv sikka
    Mar 2, 2012 - 6:25AM

    It is funny that nobody has blamed RAW, CIA or MOSSAD for this.
    Taliban is a bigger enemy of the good people of Pakistan. Taliban have no Khauf-e-Khuda.
    To kill an innocent worker of whatever colour or faith is their priviledge granted by ?.

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  • ahmad
    Mar 2, 2012 - 8:41AM

    PTI foreign policy “We will make better relation with china (and worse with America)”.
    PTI terrorism policy “We will negotiate with terrorists”
    so if terrorists are killing chinese how will PTI manage relations with China.

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  • Zakir Mukeem
    Mar 2, 2012 - 9:28AM

    Act of TTP, the proxy of US and its allies, as its obvious operations in peshawar, unfortunately these acts show how desparate US is to get attention from pakistani government to clean up its mess in afghanistan and give it some face saving to exit afghanistan with what ever little dignity it is left with.

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  • well-wisher
    Mar 2, 2012 - 1:18PM

    @Maryam:
    Could you translate it to english please ?

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  • Mr. Righty rightist
    Mar 3, 2012 - 7:53AM

    This is exactly what happens when India is allowed to build 10 embassies in Afghanistan along Pakistan border. RAW is behind it. Just like it tried to destroy Pakistan-Sri Lanka relationship by waging an attack on Sri Lankan’s cricket team, using proxies, it is now trying to strain pakistan-China friendship. Death to India!

    I’m an Indian by the way!

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  • well-wisher
    Mar 3, 2012 - 1:50PM

    Chinese have friendly relationship with countries purely on business interests but Pakistan is an exception due to US and India factors but its well known that Vietnam was dumped due to clash of interest on high seas exploration.

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  • Irfan
    Mar 3, 2012 - 6:43PM

    The chinese are not the over lords of pakistan. I am shameful that pakistanis are supporting china against Turks in Xinjiang. What china is doing to Turks in Xinjiang is genocide.There is no other word for that. Although i condemn the killing of innocents, i cannot support the killing of muslims by china and pakistani slavish nature towards the chinese.

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