‘Sindhi Taliban’ Involved in Dockyard Attack, Claims Report

Intelligence agencies have completed a report into the preliminary investigation into the attack on the naval dockyard in Karachi last week which revealed the involvement of the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) Sindh chapter in the attack.

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‘Sindhi Taliban’ involved in dockyard attack

The report said the TTP’s Sindh chapter had penetrated into various departments of the provincial government. The attackers intended to destroy the navy workshop and other key installations in the vicinity, according to the probe report which added that timely action by the Naval commandos had foiled the attempted terror attack. The report also said that 21 suspects, including 14 servicemen, were also taken into custody. Three government employees were arrest from Larkana district and two from Jamshoro district of Sindh.

Moreover, three armed forces personnel including a Navy officer were earlier arrested from Quetta. During questioning, the detained suspects revealed that all involved persons had planned to escape to Afghanistan after conducting the attack. Militants had attempted a terrorist attack on the Pakistan Naval Dockyard on Sept 6 which was thwarted. One sailor and two attackers were killed, while four were captured alive.