Three Chinese workers were murdered by killers “shouting religious slogans” at a rickshaw factory in Peshawar on Monday.
Yan Meirong (R), the mother of Li Zhifei who was killed in Peshawar, Pakistan on Sunday, grieves at her house in Heping village of Laiyang, east China’s Shandong province, July 10, 2007. Unidentified gunmen killed three Chinese workers in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Sunday, a Pakistani government official said. (REUTERS/China Daily)
The killers were shouting religious slogans as they shot the Chinese workers dead in front of the rickshaw factory.
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While police maintained it was a robbery attempt, a local witness said the attackers with their faces covered were shouting religious slogans when they opened fire on the four Chinese nationals in a three-wheel auto-rickshaw factory at Khazana, a town some eight kilometers from Peshawar.
The fourth Chinese were seriously wounded and is admitted to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. e said, “My son and two nephews were killed, everything is finished.”
Khazana Police Station officer Moharrir Ghaffar was quoted by the Daily Times as saying that the four Chinese nationals had been attacked at around 9.30 p.m. near the Landi Sarak area, where they were building three-wheeled Qinqi auto-rickshaws…
The incident comes in the wake of China voicing support for the Pakistani Government’s crackdown on the Lal Masjid.
Beijing pressured Pakistan to protect the reported 5,000 Chinese in the country after the three Chinese citizens were shot dead by suspected militant gunmen.