Al-Qaeda attacking police in Karachi, reveal forensic reports

Al Qaeda

Naimat Khan

KARACHI: International terror outfit, Al-Qaeda, has been found involved in three recent attacks carried out in the seaside Pakistani metropolis during the last couple of months, police sources said. Highly credible sources said that the global terror group, which has been playing the game of ‘hit and hide’ for quite some time now, attacked two persons of Bohra community and six policemen in three different acts in parts of the city within a short period of time.

“The forensic reports of these incidents confirm that a single group, Al-Qaeda, was behind the attack” told a senior investigator while demanding complete anonymity. The bullet shells recovered from all three crime scenes confirmed that the arms had been used by Al-Qaeda in acts of terrorism in the past, he said.

Two persons were killed and four injured when armed militants attacked a shop of Bohra community in Bahadurabad area of the city on 4 March 2015. A handbill found on the spot stated the terror group was waging war against the armed forces and would continue to attack media and members of pro-army sects.

A month before, two policemen were gunned down in North Karachi area of the city.

Almost a week ago four policemen were shot down and two others injured in terrorist attack on two police mobiles near Gul Plaza shopping centre on MA Jinnah Road, and Pakistan Chowk locality in district south of the city.

Three of the Policemen killed in these incidents were identified as ASI Riasat, Constable Saeed and Head Constable Rashid, said police official. “As a whole eight people were killed in these incidents, most probably carried out by Al-Qaeda”, he said.

According to reports three groups of trained, motivated and young terrorists are attacking police officials in Karachi, especially in the West, Central and Malir districts. The terror group also enjoys the operational assistance of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Jundullah whereas its young recruits from the across the city are also carrying out terrorists attacks, police sources said.

A senior counter terrorism officer told this scribe that the aim of Al-Qaeda was to demoralize the city’s law enforcers, especially police, in order to disturb their pursuit of terrorists and militants.

It is pertinent to mention that last year in September militants of Al Qaeda had killed one Pak Bahria sailor and injured others in an attack on the country’s sensitive Navy Dockyard in Karachi.

The story was originally Published here


Author: Naimat

Karachi based journalist, writing on national and international issues.

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