Taliban claim responsibility for killing Chinese national in Peshawar

Taliban claim murder was to avenge 'atrocities' committed by Chinese security forces against Xinjiang Muslims.


Web Desk March 01, 2012

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.

COMMENTS (47)

Irfan | 9 years ago | Reply

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.

well-wisher | 9 years ago | Reply

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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