Pakistan Suicide Attack: 2 Dead, 5 Japanese Workers Escaped

A suicide attack targeted a group Japanese workers in Pakistan, Karachi’s Landhi area. The attack left two dead and several injured while the five Japanese nationals escaped unharmed.

Pakistan Suicide Attack: 2 Dead, 5 Japanese Workers Escaped

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The attack occurred near Murtaza Chowrangi targeting a Hiace van carrying the Japanese nationals. The suicide bomber along with an accomplice, targeted the convoy.

Quick police action resulted in the death of the suicide bomber and his accomplice, preventing more casualties.

The injured included a private security guard accompanying the Japanese nationals who later sustained to injuries. The deceased guard was identified as 45-year-old Noor Mohammed.

The Japanese nationals were employees of Pakistan Suzuki Motors, heading to the Export Processing Zone from their residence in Zamzama, Clifton. Authorities confirmed that the Japanese nationals escaped unharmed.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the attack and praised the police for their response. President Asif Ali Zardari also commended the action by police in combating terrorism.

Former Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari addressed the importance of protecting foreign nationals and maintaining strong ties with Japan.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah ordered an investigation into the incident to identify the perpetrators and their facilitators.

High-security alerts were issued across Sindh, the need for security measures at public places, especially during Friday prayers.

Law enforcement agencies to prevent any disruption to law and order making sure of the safety of citizens and foreign nationals alike.

This attack follows a pattern of targeting foreign nationals in Pakistan, previous incidents involving Chinese workers. Karachi, as Pakistan’s largest city and a hub of economic activity has seen previous security challenges.

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The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) swiftly reacted to the situation, neutralizing the attackers and preventing further casualties.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Azfar Mahesar and CTD DIG Asif Aijaz Shaikh provided insights into the incident.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and President Asif Ali Zardari condemned the attack lauding the police’s swift action.

Former Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari addressing the importance of protecting foreign guests and strengthening ties with Japan.

The attack comes after a similar incident targeting Chinese nationals in Bisham. Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah ordered a thorough investigation into the attack and reinforced security measures for foreign nationals.

The incident concerns about the safety of foreign workers, especially those involved in projects like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi expressed concern over the safety of Japanese citizens in Pakistan.

Sindh Interior Minister Ziaul Hassan Lanjar addressed the government’s to eradicating terrorism and maintaining law and order.

Medical teams attended to the injured including the security guard who succumbed to his injuries. Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori condemned the attack and demanded a detailed report on the incident from law enforcement authorities.

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