South Asia

Pakistan shares findings of attack on Chinese engineers with Taliban

A Pakistani delegation visiting Afghanistan has shared the findings of the March attack on Chinese engineers in Besham city, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, according to a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry.

The statement reveals that the Pakistani delegation sought the Taliban’s assistance in apprehending the perpetrators. “The Afghan side [Taliban] reiterated its commitment to prevent the use of their soil for any terrorist activity against other countries, including Pakistan,” the statement noted.

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry stated that the Taliban vowed to examine the findings of the investigation and expressed their resolve to work with Pakistan to bring the investigation to its logical conclusion. “The two sides agreed to remain engaged to confront the threat posed by terrorism to regional countries and to address the concerns raised by Pakistan,” the statement reads.

On March 26, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden vehicle into a convoy in Besham city, killing at least five Chinese workers and a Pakistani driver.