Chinese consulate attackers equipped with chemical bottles, explosives: report

Security personnel reach the Chinese consulate in Karachi after an armed attack

KARACHI: The Forensic Department of the Sindh Police on Tuesday finalised the report on the Chinese consulate attack in Karachi that killed two policemen among four people last week.

According to the report, slabs of C-4 explosives, two chemical bottles and a dry battery were found from the possession of the attackers who were killed by security forces before they could barge into the consulate.

It said the attackers had also brought four detonators with them.

An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) weighing three kilogrammes was also found from the perpetrators. The report mentions that two RGD-5 grenades were also seized.

The highly-equipped gunmen had also brought along a first aid kit.

On Monday, the Counter Terrorism Department had also completed a preliminary investigation of the terrorist attack.

Investigation agencies have made key progress in their probe of the incident and have detained nine more suspects in the case with the help of mobile phone data.

At least three suicide attackers tried to storm the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Friday morning, but were killed before they could get into the building.

Two policemen and two civilians embraced martyrdom during the attack.

The attackers were killed in the shootout with the law enforcement agencies.

It is pertinent to note here that the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) had claimed responsibility for the attack.