July 29, 2021 (The New Atlas) – Following a deadly April 2021 bombing targeting but missing China’s ambassador to Pakistan, an attack has been carried out on a bus carrying Chinese engineers working on infrastructure projects in Pakistan.
This unfolds as the US continues to escalate tensions with China and after decades of the US providing semi-clandestine support to Baluchistan-based separatists for the expressed purpose of driving out Chinese interests from Pakistan.
References: ABC – Pakistan bus blast kills 13, including 9 Chinese CPEC workers, China demands punishment as conflicting reports emerge:
Global Times – Accident or terrorist attack? Speculations linger over bus blast in Pakistan:
The National Interest – Free Baluchistan:
The National Interest – Selig S. Harrison:
Center for International Policy – Funding:
GovTrack.us – H.Con.Res. 104 (112th): Expressing the sense of Congress that the people of Baluchistan, currently divided between Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan, have the right to self-determination and to their own sovereign country.:
US National Endowment for Democracy – Pakistan (2018):
Huffington Post – Serious Internal Issues Undermining Baloch Insurgency And Independence Movement:
BBC – Pakistan hotel bomb: Deadly blast hits luxury venue in Quetta:
Global Times – Exclusive: No Chinese diplomats hurt in Southwest Pakistan bomb attack: embassy: