ISLAMABAD -- Three Chinese workers were killed
Sunday in northwestern Pakistan, police said.
Pakistani police officers help move
the body of a Chinese worker killed in Peshawar, Pakistan July 8, 2007.
Three Chinese nationals were killed and one was seriously injured in the
robbery attempt, as described by the police.
Police officer Abdul Karim said that it was a robbery attempt.
But one witness said that attackers with face covered were shouting religious
slogans when they opened fire on four Chinese nationals in a three-wheel
auto-rickshaw factory at Khazana, a town some eight kilometers from Peshawar,
the capital city of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province.
The fourth Chinese were seriously wounded. He was later sent to the local
Lady Reading hospital.
An unidentified Chinese worker,
injured in the attack, receives treatment at a local hospital in Peshawar,
Pakistan July 8, 2007. Three Chinese nationals were killed and one was
seriously injured in the robbery attempt, as described by the police.
Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Luo Zhaohui has
condemned the violent incident.
In a press release by the Chinese embassy early Monday, Luo requested
the Pakistani side "to investigate it, round up the culprits, properly handle
the follow-up issues and take effective measures to protect all the Chinese in
Four Chinese citizens were attacked by unidentified gunmen at Peshawar, the
capital city of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province with three of them
killed and the fourth seriously injured, according to the Chinese embassy.
Mao Siwei, deputy chief of the Chinese embassy in Pakistan, has left for
Peshawar with a few Chinese diplomats to deal with the issue, it said.
Earlier, Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam Sunday night said
that Pakistan condemned the killing of Chinese citizens in the country.
She added that the incident would not affect Sino-Pak friendship.
Pakistan also condemned the killing of three Chinese nationals, the
country's foreign office said Sunday night.
Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said that the incident would not
affect Sino-Pak friendship.