The United States has condemned the suicide attack that claimed the lives of three Chinese nationals at the University of Karachi.

At least four people were killed while four others sustained injuries in the suicide attack on April 26 outside Confucius Institute of the university.

US State Department spokesman Ned Price deplored the terrorist attack in Karachi terming it “a true affront to mankind” during a press conference on Wednesday.

“A terrorist attack is an affront to humanity everywhere, but for a terrorist attack to take place at a university, or at a religious site, or at some of the locations we’ve seen recently – that is a true affront to mankind,” he stated when asked to comment on the suicide attack targeting Chinese citizens.

Price said the US gives great importance to its relations with Pakistan.

“When it comes to your question, what I’ll say is that we value our bilateral relationship. We want to continue to work together in areas where we do have mutual interests with our Pakistani partners. That includes counterterrorism. That includes border security as well,” the spokesperson added.

THE BLAST: On April 26, a burqa-clad woman blew herself up at the university’s Confucius Institute — a Chinese language teaching centre at Karachi University. Following the blast, rescue and security agencies rushed to the location and cordoned off the areas, initiating rescue operations.

A banned outfit had claimed the responsibility for the attack. The security agencies have launched an operation to apprehend those involved in the blast but so far, no major success has been achieved. The husband of the female attacker is still at large.

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