Three Chinese nationals were found murdered in an apartment in the Afghanistan capital, according to a statement issued by China’s embassy in Kabul.
[The statement] said the three were killed on Thursday but did not say the whether the victims were men or women. It said the statement was issued by the embassy late on Friday.
The identity of the victims and motive for the killings were also unclear.
Two other Chinese nationals were reported missing after the murder, Xinhua reports:
Two of the missing Chinese nationals are both male, and one of them had been found alive and transferred to a safe place. Afghan police is making all efforts in searching the other one, the embassy confirmed, adding that the where-about of the missing one is unclear yet.
In late 2012, work on a Chinese-Afghan copper mine was halted due to the worsening security situation. The deal, overseen by the state-owned China Metallurgical Group Corporation was the largest foreign investment project in Afghanistan.
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