Islamic State claims it killed two Chinese teachers kidnapped in Quetta

Published: June 9, 2017
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PHOTO: EXPRESS

PHOTO: EXPRESS

Islamic State has killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Balochistan last month, the militant group’s Amaq news agency said on Thursday.

China’s Foreign Ministry said it was “gravely concerned”
about the report and working to verify the information. Armed men pretending to be policemen kidnapped the two
language teachers in Quetta on May 24.

Two Chinese nationals abducted from Quetta

“IS fighters killed two Chinese people they had been holding in Balochistan province, southwest Pakistan,” Amaq
said. A Balochistan government spokesperson said officials were in
the process of confirming “whether the report is true”.

China’s Foreign Ministry said it noted the report and expressed “grave concern”. “We have been trying to rescue the two kidnapped hostages over the past days,” the ministry said in a short statement.

Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan killed

“The Chinese side is working to learn about and verify
relevant information through various channels, including working
with Pakistani authorities,” it added. “The Chinese side is firmly opposed to the acts of kidnapping civilians in any form, as well as terrorism and extreme violence in any form.”

There was no immediate comment from Pakistan’s interior
ministry or its foreign office. IS, which controls some territory in neighbouring Afghanistan, has struggled to establish a presence in Pakistan.

China says Pakistan told it kidnapped teachers are probably dead

Pakistan has told Chinese authorities that the two Chinese teachers  are probably dead, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday. Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comment at a regular news briefing.

 

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Sara
    Jun 9, 2017 - 1:44PM

    Lol, we all know now who is behind this so called “IS”, Only one country in this region has problems with a developed Balochistan and CPEC. Recommend

  • sonu
    Jun 9, 2017 - 2:51PM

    another foreingers killed in failed state pakistan.Recommend

  • Creascent
    Jun 9, 2017 - 4:00PM

    RAW, CIA and MOSSAD are responsible. Everyone, from the government to the military to the common man knows that.Recommend

  • Shahzeb Ahmad
    Jun 9, 2017 - 4:40PM

    There Are many Clues claiming that india is supporting terrorists in pakistan, India Gov Is trying to Disturd Cordial Relations Between China And pakistan. Kalbhoshan Jadev Case Is An Eye Opener For All Of You(Supporters Of India)Recommend

  • Nikki
    Jun 9, 2017 - 11:09PM

    No ISIS in Pakistan,its only RAW to destabilize Pakistan and China relations Recommend

  • Zia
    Jun 9, 2017 - 11:21PM

    The country which is against china investment in the region for development projects, They are the financiers to IS for plan to create security issues,,, China knows this very well and will never divert from the objectives of CPEC as this is the only ladder for China to have easy access to neighbour countries where trillions of future dollars waiting for china to supply their products and goods.
    Pak-China friendship Zindaabad.
    Recommend

  • Sam
    Jun 9, 2017 - 11:49PM

    China & Pakistan should launch a group in india. Its the only way to save yourself from this. Pak China must allocate a budget to answer indian tit for tat. Beat the bully dig otherwise it will keep biting youRecommend

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