Pakistan says it is investigating a message, sent to the Chinese consulate in Karachi, which threatens terror attacks in mainland China and Hong Kong ahead of next month's World Trade Organization conference.A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Tasnim Aslam, says the message was anonymous and the threat was not supported by evidence.
A Chinese embassy official in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, says the consulate in Karachi received a fax written in Pakistan's main Urdu language saying unidentified hotels in China and Hong Kong would be targeted.
Pakistani intelligence is investigating whether the threat is linked to a small, militant Muslim separatist group called the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, based in China's western Xinjiang province. Two years ago, Pakistani troops killed a leader of that movement in Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region during a campaign against al-Qaida-linked militants.
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