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Islamic State claims killing two Chinese workers in southwest Pakistan

The Islamic State claims to have killed the two Chinese citizens

By: Sarwar Alam

The Islamic State group on Thursday (8) claimed the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month by armed gunmen in southwestern Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province. The claim was made in a brief Arabic message carried by the group’s Amaq news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from Chinese or Pakistan officials. Hours earlier the Pakistan army issued a statement saying its forces conducted an operation against IS earlier this month, killing up to 15 militants from Lashkar-e-Jhangvi Al-Almi (LeJA) who were in communication with IS about establishing a base in Balochistan. The two Chinese workers were abducted in…

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