The Chinese Embassy confirmed that a Chinese national was injured in the attack.
The Baloch Liberation Army, a Baloch insurgent organization, claimed the responsibility for the attack.
“At least 9 Chinese workers were killed and several wounded in the attack”, said BLA spokesperson in a press statement.
Responding to the attack, the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan in a statement has demanded that Pakistan must conduct a thorough investigation on the attack, and severely punish the perpetrators.
It further said that relevant departments at all levels in Pakistan must take practical and effective measures to accelerate to implement strengthened whole-process security measures and upgraded security cooperation mechanisms to ensure that similar incidents will not happen again.
“The security situation in Pakistan has been severe. There have been several terrorist attacks in succession, resulting in the casualties of several Chinese citizens”, read the statement.