Additional IG Karachi Dr Amir Shaikh on Friday (Jan 11) while addressing a press conference in Karachi said that investigation of terror attack on Chinese Consulate has been completed. He share the information that terror plot was planned in Afghanistan with the help of Indian intelligence agency RAW. He also said that basic purpose of this attack was to create controversies and rifts between Pak-China relations.
“Terrorists belonging to the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) were involved in the attack”, he said. “The attack was planned in Afghanistan,” he added. Further, Dr Shaikh shared, “Weapons for the attack were transported from Quetta to Karachi through train service and kept in a house in Baldia Town.” “The suspects stayed at a residence in Baldia Town belonging to a man named Arif,” he said. “They conducted a recce of the Chinese consulate for four months.” He further said that “We are writing to the FIA [Federal Investigation Agency] and the [Pakistan] Railways to upgrade their security mechanism so that the facilities of the railways and Nadra [National Database and Registration Authority] are not exploited by terrorists.”
BLA had already confirmed the death of alleged mastermind behind the attack on Chinese consulate, Aslam Achu, who belonged to banned outfit Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) has been killed along with his six lieutenants in a suicide attack in southern Afghanistan.
Earlier two policemen, Assistant Sub Inspector Ashraf Dawood and Constable Amir were martyred in an terror attack on Chinese Consulate General in Karachi’s Clifton Block 4. According to details, three armed attackers tried to enter the Chinese Consulate in Karachi. The police guards posted outside the Chinese consulate stopped them from entering the Consulate. Both police guards successfully repelled the attack and embraced martyrdom. Their sacrifice averted a possible loss of life. No one inside the Consulate gets injured.
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18 March, 2019