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Chinese Analysts Speculate About Who Was Behind Last Week’s Terrorist Attack in Pakistan and What Was the Motivation

Volunteers transport the coffins of Chinese nationals from a hospital following a suicide attack in Besham city in the Shangla district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on March 26, 2024. Omar Bacha / AFP

There’s been quite a bit of news coverage in China about last week’s terrorist attack in Pakistan that killed five Chinese nationals and their local driver on a remote road in the northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Most of those stories, though, as is customary, adhere very closely to a limited set of bareboned facts about the story based on narratives set by a combination of the Foreign Ministry, state media, and the Party.

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