Foreign spy agencies involved in recent terror attacks in Pakistan: CTD
KARACHI: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Incharge Raja Umar Khattab on Thursday claimed that foreign intelligence agencies were involved in recent terror attacks in the country.
Talking to journalists, Raja Umar Khattab said that investigations indicate that at least three recent terror attacks in the country were interlinked and backed by the foreign spy agencies.
The police officer revealed that a mobile Subscriber Information Module (SIM) card recovered from a terrorist involved in attack on Chinese consulate, was registered on bio-metric system in Pakistan. He further said that active Pakistani SIMs are being sold in Afghanistan.
Raja Umar Khattab urged the people to register online their SIMs to avoid any inconvenience and to help curb the anti-state activities. He said that they will ask Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to establish a mechanism to monitor the sale of SIMS in the country.
It is pertinent to mention here that Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a pro-India militant organization, had claimed responsibility for an attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi on November 23.
According to details, a spokesman for the insurgent group had told media organizations by phone that all three suicide bombers who tried to enter the Chinese Consulate and were killed belonged to BLA. The BLA also released pictures of all three terrorists.
It is pertinent to note here that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had encouraged such elements in his speech on Indian Independence day.