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Chinese Engineers Killed In Pakistan's Balochistan Province

Two Chinese engineers were killed by unknown assailants on November 26 in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province.

Mansoor Kichki, the assistant commissioner in the Pasni district, told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that both men were killed in the morningwhile on their way to work. The assailants took their vehicle and escaped.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Pasni district is close to the port of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea. Two weeks ago, Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and army chief General Raheel Sharif welcomed the first shipment of Chinese goods through the renovated port of Gwadar.

China is building roads and other infrastructure in Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project that is expected to absorb more than $40 billion in Chinese investment in the coming decades.

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