KARACHI: According to the Sindh police, the key-suspect wanted for the attack on Chinese consulate in November 2018 has been arrested from Sharjah, UAE.
Abdullah Shaikh, DIG of Sindh Counter Terrorism Department explains that the police have identified the suspect. His name is Rashid Baloch, and he was holding a senior position into the banned Balochistan Liberation Army group (BLA).
The Sindh’s CTD provided the information to the UAE authorities, and they helped in arresting Rashid Baloch a few days earlier. The police claim that they have evidence about Rashid being a linked person with the foreign suspects. He was in Karachi when the attack was attempted. A few days before the attack, Rashid Baloch received Rs 900,000 for the execution of the attack.
On November 23, 2018, three suicide attackers tried to enter the Chinese Consulate, Karachi. But the security team efficiently killed them and didn’t let them enter the building. Two policemen martyred and all three attackers were killed resultantly. Two visa applicants also meet the death in the exchange of fires between the attackers and the security personnel.
The primary purpose of the blast was to sabotage the CPEC and to create an insecure atmosphere for Chinese people in Pakistan.
Via: The News