Three Chinese engineers killed in Pakistan
Updated: 2006-02-16 09:37
Three Chinese engineers were killed by gunmen in Southern Pakistan, the
Ministry of Commerce confirmed Thursday morning.
The victims, Long Hongbao, Wei Jianpin and Zhao Bin, were shot along with
other three colleagues when their car were attacked by gunmen on a road in the
town of Hub, some 700 km southeast of Quetta, the Balochistan provincial
The engineers were working for a
Chinese company to prepare equipments and offer technical service for the
construction of a local cement factory which will be accomplished in the first
half of this year.
Bodies of the
Chinese workers are brought to a hospital after a shooting incident in the
Pakistani town of Hub, near Karachi, February 15, 2006. Pakistani
separatist gunmen killed three Chinese workers and their driver in a
drive-by shooting in southern Pakistan on Wednesday.
Chinese diplomats in Karachi then led the other 11 Chinese engineers in the
project into the Chinese consulate and helped take the victims' bodies back to
Karachi, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
The Ministry has triggered off emergency mechanism and forged task forces to
cope with the issue and required the related Chinese companies to dispatch
working groups to deal with the aftermath.
Hu concerned over safety of Chinese in Pakistan
Chinese President Hu Jintao showed deep concern for the safety of the Chinese
engineers in Pakistan after the deadly incident.