At approximately 1430 local time (0930 UTC) on 26 April 2022, an explosion occurred near a vehicle on the premises of the Confucius Institute — a Chinese government-supported cultural immersion program — inside the University of Karachi. According to the local police chief, initial investigations indicate that a woman approached the vehicle and detonated her explosives as the vehicle, which was transporting staff members of the institute to their local residences, was leaving the university grounds. Three Chinese nationals, including the director of the institute, and a local driver were killed in the blast. The Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) separatist group has claimed responsibility for the attack