On November 23, three to four terrorists attacked the Chinese consulate in the city’s Clifton municipality, firing automatic rifles and throwing grenades. Although none got inside the “high security zone” of the compound, two police officers and two civilians were killed.
Although the separatist Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed credit for the attack, that’s only the beginning of the story. Karachi Police Chief Amir Ahmed Shaikh said at a press conference Friday that the attack had been planned in Pakistan and was carried out with the help of the Indian foreign intelligence agency, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), Dawn reported.
Shaikh also noted that the investigation into the attack had led to the arrests of at least five facilitators in Karachi as well as the Balochistani cities of Hub and Quetta, in the westernmost province of Pakistan.
Geo TV noted on November 24 that the attack had been orchestrated by Aslam alias Achu, a BLA commander who was being treated in a New Delhi hospital for wounds sustained in a firefight with Pakistani forces in his native territory of Balochistan. However, Aslam was killed in late December in an attack on his home in Aino Maina, in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, along with four of his BLA commanders, the Islamabad Times reported. It’s unclear who carried out that attack.
Shaikh noted the deaths, saying that until he “sees the bodies or any solid proof,” he won’t believe the reports,…