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Cosco executive shot dead in Pakistan

A senior executive at Cosco Shipping Lines in Pakistan has been shot dead in an incident described by the police as a targeted attack linked to China's ambitious Belt and Road transport project.

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A senior employee at Chinese shipping group Cosco has been shot and killed in Pakistan's financial hub Karachi. Local police describe the incident as a targeted attack, reports Reuters.

While no one has claimed responsibility for the killing, and the motive remains unknown, China warned its citizens in Pakistan back in December to act with caution in the country due to fears of possible attacks on Chinese interests.

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