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BLA commander behind Chinese consulate attack is in New Delhi: sources

KARACHI: A commander of the proscribed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) plotted today’s attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi that left at least two policemen dead, ARY News reported, citing sources.

As per details, BLA commander Aslam alias Achchu was the mastermind behind the attack on the Chinese consulate.

Achchu is currently being treatment at Max Hospital in New Delhi. He had fled to India after being injured in an operation by the Pakistani forces in Balochistan’s Sibi district.

At least two policemen were killed when unidentified gunmen stormed the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Friday morning. 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 killing of all the assailants, while two policemen also embraced martyrdom in the gun battle.

Earlier, a pro-India militant organization BLA claimed responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the insurgent group told media by phone that all three suicide bombers who tried to storm the Chinese Consulate belonged to BLA.

BLA also released pictures of all three terrorists claiming they were from its ‘fidayeen’ group.



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