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Chinese nationals saved as police arrest would-be suicide bomber

The police claimed to have arrested a would-be suicide bomber who planned to blow herself up near a convoy of Chinese nationals. Monday’s arrest came two weeks after a female suicide bomber blew herself up on a university campus in the southern port city of Karachi, killing three Chinese teachers and their Pakistani driver. Police arrested the suspect in Balochistan that borders Afghanistan and Iran, the statement said. She belongs to the separatist Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), which has started using women militants as suicide bombers, police said, a new phenomenon for counter-terrorism police who are more used to dealing with such attacks by militants. “The woman wanted to target a convoy of Chinese nationals,” police said, adding the attack was planned along a route of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Police recovered explosives and detonators from the woman and interrogated her, revealing her plans to target Chinese nationals. No other evidence was produced to support their accusation. The Karachi suicide bomber was also a member of the BLA, the police statement said.

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