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The burqa-clad woman suicide bomber who blew herself up inside Karachi University campus and killed four persons, including three Chinese nationals, was a highly educated teacher and a mother of two.

Shari Baloch, the 30-year-old suicide bomber of Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), from Niazar Abad in Turbat, had a master's degree in zoology and was married to a Dentist.

On Tuesday, April 26, Baloch blew herself up close to a van carrying Chinese nationals near Confucius Institute - a Chinese language teaching centre at Karachi University.

Three Chinese nationals and their local driver were killed and several others were injured in the attack.

BLA, an Afghanistan-based militant organisation, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Today’s mission was successfully carried out by Majeed Brigade’s fidayeen Shaari Baloch alias Bramsh, resident of Niazar Abad Turbat," the statement released by BLA read.

She was working as a science teacher in a secondary school. "As a student, Shaari had remained a member of Baloch students' organisation and was aware of Baloch genocide and occupation of Balochistan."

"Baloch Liberation Army’s Majeed Brigade targeted Chinese officials in an attack on Tuesday in Karachi. Three Chinese officials Huang Guiping, Ding Mufang, and Chen Sai were killed in the attack, whereas, Wang Yuqing and their security guards were injured," it added.

Baloch had joined the suicide squad of the BLA’s Majeed Brigade two years ago. The plan for the suicide bombing was finalised the plan six months ago.

BLA said Baloch had been offered the option to opt-out of the special self-sacrifice squad considering her two young children, but she refused.

Majeed Brigade has now openly threatened to target more Chinese citizens due to the country’s growing interests in Balochistan and Pakistan.

"It was a simple and clear message to China and Pakistan to withdraw immediately from Balochistan," a masked spokesman said in a purported video issued by the group.

"Baloch Liberation Army guarantees you the CPEC will fail miserably on Baloch land," the spokesman, holding an assault rifle, said in fluent English.

The group said that it had issued several warnings to China to "refrain from looting Baloch resources and aiding Pakistan militarily and financially in carrying out Baloch genocide". "However, China continues to be involved in its expansionist designs in Balochistan," BLA spokesperson Jeeyand Baloch said, warning China of "harsher attacks".

"The Baloch Liberation Army once again warns China to immediately halt its exploitation projects and refrain from aiding the occupying Pakistani state. Otherwise, our future attacks will be even harsher."

He warned that "hundreds of highly trained members" of the Baloch Liberation Army’s Majeed Brigade are ready to carry out deadly attacks in any part of Balochistan and Pakistan and has asked Pakistan to "peacefully withdraw from Balochistan, recognizing its independence."

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Surveillance camera captured Shari Baloch standing outside the Confucius Institute at Karachi University, seconds before she blew herself up. Twitter.

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