China denied media reports that the individual killed in Karachi on Wednesday was a citizen of the country.
On Thursday, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin responded at a press conference when asked if it was a terrorist act on Chinese citizens, “We offer our sympathies to the people who were hurt in the situation at hand. I believe the relevant individual is not a citizen of China.”
An unidentified shooter opened fire inside a dental clinic in Karachi on Wednesday, killing a Chinese national and injuring two others.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the killing and asked the Karachi Additional IGP for a detailed report.
According to the official statement, the CM also mandated the assailants’ quick arrest and noted that such events were intolerable.
This event is the most recent in a string of assaults against Chinese citizens in the country.
Three Chinese nationals were murdered in a suicide assault earlier in April near the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi (KU).