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At least four people killed in explosion at Pakistan top hotel

At least four people were killed and a dozen others were wounded when a bomb exploded at a top hotel ...

👤 H K Badal22 April 2021 2:28 PM GMT
At least four people killed in explosion at Pakistan top hotel
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At least four people were killed and a dozen others were wounded when a bomb exploded at a top hotel hosting the Chinese ambassador in southwestern Pakistan, officials said on Apr 21.

The blast took place in the car park of the Serena — a luxury hotel chain throughout Pakistan — in the city of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province where the military has been fighting a decade-long low-level insurgency.

Balochistan is poor despite its natural resources — a source of great anger to residents who complain they do not receive a fair share of the gas and mineral wealth.

Resentment has been fuelled by billions of dollars of Chinese money flowing into the region through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor — a key part of China's Belt and Road Initiative — which locals say gave them little benefit as most new jobs went to outsiders.