At­tack on Chi­nese con­sulate planned in Afghanistan: po­lice

Five ter­ror­ists in­volved in the at­tack have been ar­rested, says ad­di­tional IG Karachi

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KARACHI: Ad­di­tional In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Sindh Dr Amir Shaikh on Fri­day said the at­tack on the Chi­nese con­sulate in the Karachi’s Clifton area on 23rd Novem­ber 2018 was planned in Afghanistan on be­hest of In­dian spy agency RAW.

Dur­ing a press con­fer­ence in DIG East of­fice, Dr Shaikh said that ter­ror­ists be­long­ing to banned out­fit Balochis­tan Lib­er­a­tion Army (BLA) were in­volved in the at­tack. He said the pur­pose be­hind the at­tack was to sab­o­tage China-Pak­istan Eco­nomic Cor­ri­dor.

AIG fur­ther said five ter­ror­ists in­volved in the at­tack were ap­pre­hended this morn­ing. Shar­ing the de­tails of at­tack, he said As­lam Achhu group’s mil­i­tants planned at­tack in Afghanistan and weapons for the at­tack were trans­ported from Quetta to Karachi’s Bal­dia Town via train.

He fur­ther said that the ter­ror­ists stayed at the house of one Arif in Bal­dia Town, adding that now only one sus­pect re­mains to be ar­rested. He said that the fa­cil­i­ta­tors were iden­ti­fied as Ab­dul Latif, Hus­sanin, Arif alias Nadir, Hasham alias Ali and As­lam Mu­gari.

Law en­force­ment agen­cies per­son­nel on 23rd Novem­ber 2018 foiled an at­tack on the Chi­nese con­sulate in Karachi’s Clifton area. They killed all at­tack- ers and re­cov­ered nine hand grenades, Kalash­nikov bul­lets, mag­a­zines and ex­plo­sives.

Two po­lice­men and two civil­ians were mar­tyred in the at­tack.

KARACHI: Sindh Ad­di­tional In­spec­tor Gen­eral, Ameer Shaikh ad­dresses to­me­dia per­sons dur­ing press con­fer­ence.

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