Chinese consulate attack ‘mastermind’ killed in Afghanistan: report


The mastermind behind the attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi, Aslam alias Achu, along with his companion, was killed in Afghanistan, a local news outlet reported on Tuesday.

Reportedly, Aslam Achu, Taju Mari, Rahim Mari and four guards of Aslam got injured, in an attack over his residence in Kandahar, when a meeting of the terrorists was underway. The injured were moved to Kandahar’s medical facility, but Aslam along with his companions succumbed to his injuries.

Aslam was wanted in many heinous crimes, including an attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi. He was involved in carrying out terror activities in Pakistan from Afghan soil.

Earlier, Balochistan Minister for Home and Tribal Affairs Saleem Khan Khosa had said the mastermind of an attack on the Chinese consulate, Aslam, was in India. According to media reports, Aslam was treated at Max Hospital in New Delhi. He had fled to India after being injured in an operation by the Pakistan Armed Forces in Balochistan’s Sibi district.

At least two policemen were killed when unidentified gunmen stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi on the morning of November 23. Three assailants wearing suicide jackets tried to enter the consulate but were intercepted by security guards at a checkpoint, according to police. An exchange of fire resulted in the deaths of all the assailants while two policemen also embraced martyrdom in the gun battle.


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