ISLAMABAD: The Chinese embassy in Pakistan on Thursday clarified its ambassador to Pakistan, Nong Rong, was not in the hotel when it was targeted by a suicide bomber a day earlier.
Five people were killed and 11 were injured when a suicide bomber detonated himself in the parking area of a hotel located at Serena Chowk on Wednesday night.
China’s ambassador to Pakistan was in Quetta leading a visit to the delegation the same day. However, China clarified he was not in the hotel.
“When the attack occurred, the Chinese delegation was not in the hotel. Till present, no reports of casualties of Chinese citizens in the attack have been received,” read a statement from the Chinese embassy in Pakistan.
China strongly condemned the terrorist attack, offering condolences over the loss of lives in the bomb blast.