Police announce arrests of five BLA facilitators in Chinese consulate attack

Within one-and-a-half months after the foiled terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate General in Karachi, the Karachi police and other law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have claimed a major breakthrough in the case by arresting five facilitators of the terrorists involved in the incident.The police have also claimed that the plan to attack the consulate was hatched up in Afghanistan while Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) provided funds for it.The arrested men are allegedly affiliated with the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA). They were apprehended during a joint raid in the Malir area and identified as Abdul Latif, Hasnain Qayyum, Arif, alias Nadir, Hashim, alias Aleem and Aslam Mugheri. The LEAs also claimed to have recovered three hand grenades, three Kalashnikovs, two TT pistols, two rocket launchers, one-and-a-half kilogrammes of explosives and ammunition from their possession.The Karachi police chief, Additional IG Dr Amir Shaikh, informed media…

Original published: 2019-01-12 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here

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