ISIS claims killings of 2 Chinese in Balochistan


QUETTA -- The "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) Thursday (June 8) claimed the killing of two Chinese citizens who were kidnapped last month by armed gunmen in restive Balochistan province.

The group's Amaq news agency made the claim. No immediate confirmation came from Chinese or Pakistani officials.

Hours earlier the Pakistani army issued a statement saying its forces conducted an operation against ISIS earlier this month, killing up to 15 militants from Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) who were in communication with ISIS about establishing a base in Balochistan.

The two Chinese workers were abducted in Quetta, where the pair had been studying Urdu at a language centre, according to a Chinese envoy in the country.

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