Pakistan: Militants report Chinese tourist was killed in Peshawar due to how the government treated Muslims

Posted on March 7, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Killed

On Tuesday, a Chinese woman walking on the street in Peshawar, Pakistan, was shot and killed. At the time, the motive for the shooting was not known. Now a faction of the Pakistani Taliban is claiming responsibility, saying the crime was carried out in retaliation for the Chinese government’s ill-treatment of Muslim Uighurs in Xinjiang. From Reuters: The claim of responsibility is likely to alarm both the Pakistani government and China, which is a close of ally of Pakistan and has considerable investment in its south Asian neighbour. Read article

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