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China slams terror attack in Pakistan

IANS  |  Beijing 

on Monday strongly condemned the terror attack at a five-star hotel in city Gwadar, which is being developed by the Chinese.

Three gunmen stormed the in on Saturday, killing four hotel workers and one They were later shot dead by the security forces.

The hotel in Pakistan's restive province is popular among the Chinese developing the port city under the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC).

"strongly condemns the terrorist attack. We offer our condolences to personnel who sacrificed their lives and our sympathy to the family of the victims," said, adding that there were no Chinese casualties.

"The Pakistani security forces took swift measures to take on the terrorist forces and protect the regional security and stability.

"appreciates their efforts and will continue to support in counterterrorism efforts and we believe the and security forces have the ability to maintain national security and stability.

"We noticed Pakistani condemnation of the attack. He called it an attempt to sabotage the economic projects in Pakistan. He also said that Pakistan should not allow this agenda to succeed. We consistently support Pakistan's development and will continue to offer our support for the country's development," Geng added.

The CPEC is the artery of China's Belt and Road connectivity project. It links China's Kashgar in troubled Xinjiang with port in restive

The multi-billion dollar project has run into controversies because of route and financial implications.

The locals in say the project has displaced many people and has little to offer them.

Chinese nationals working on the project have often been targeted, a scenario that worries

Besides, also opposes the CPEC as it passes through the disputed part of held by Pakistan.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 17:58 IST