x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Chinese escape Karachi bomb ahead of Premier Li's arrival in Pakistan

A roadside bomb exploded near the seafront in Karachi yesterday likely targeting a van full of Chinese port workers, police said.

ISLAMABAD // A roadside bomb exploded near the seafront in Karachi yesterday likely targeting a van full of Chinese port workers, police said.

The bomb struck a day before Li Keqiang, the Chinese prime minister, arrives in the capital, Islamabad. No one was hurt.

"Apparently, the Chinese who are working at the harbour were the target of the explosion," senior police officer Nasir Aftab said.