Taliban plans to target Chinese nationals in Pakistan


Taliban militants plan to target Chinese nationals working on development projects in northwest Pakistan, according to an alert issued by a federal government organisation.

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The militants have plans to target Chinese workers in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and the adjoining Federally Administered Tribal Areas, The Nation daily quoted a communiqu? from the National Crisis Management Centre as saying.

Law enforcement agencies too have informed the government about possible terrorist attacks on Chinese nationals. The federal Interior Ministry has directed authorities to put in place strict security measures for foreigners working in Pakistan.

The National Crisis Management Centre has alerted the interior department of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, the Additional Chief Secretary of the tribal areas and the heads of the Frontier Constabulary and Frontier Corps about possible attacks on Chinese citizens. The Cell directed authorities to put in place extra security measures.

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