Chinese consulate attack facilitators arrested, says Karachi police chief


KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi Amir Sheikh on Saturday claimed that more facilitators of the attack on the Chinese consulate in the metropolis have been arrested.

The Karachi police chief, who was a chief guest at a youth parliament at a private university, said, “More facilitators of the attack on the Chinese consulate earlier this month have been arrested. We also found out which hotel the attackers stayed at and arrested people from there.”

Additional IG Sheikh added, “The counter-terrorism department (CTD) is leading the investigation into the attack. Rangers, intelligence agencies and police are also working on the case.”

Speaking about the use of drugs, the Karachi police chief said, “90 percent buyers of drugs are students. We will soon launch a drug awareness website.”

Security forces on November 23 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.

Two policemen, ASI Ashraf Dawood, and Constable Amir, were martyred in the operation to foil the attack. Two civilians, a father and a son who had come from Quetta for visas, were also killed.