KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Sindh Police, Amir Sheikh, on Friday informed that 5 facilitators arrested in relation to the Chinese Consulate Attack situated in Karachi.
Addressing the press conference here today, the AIG Sindh Police further informed that the plan to carry out attacks was planned in Afghanistan on the directions of Indian prime agency.
The suspects stayed at a residence in Baldia Town belonging to a man named Arif,” he further said. “They conducted a recce of the Chinese consulate for four months.”
The additional IG said, “Only one suspect remains to be arrested.”
Further, he said that “terrorists belonging to the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) were involved in the attack”. The purpose behind the attack was to create a rift between Pakistan and China and sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he asserted.
Earlier today, police said they have completed the probe into the attack on the Chinese consulate in the metropolis’ Clifton area in November last year.
Security forces on November 23, 2018 foiled an attack on the Chinese consulate located in Karachi’s upscale Clifton, killing all three terrorists and seizing at least nine hand grenades, Kalashnikov bullets, magazines and explosives.