2018 Chinese consulate attack: Pak court asks cops to approach Interpol to track Baloch leader

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Pakistan Anti-terrorism Court (ATC) has ordered police to approach Interpol for the arrest of Balochistan leader Hyrbyair Marri in regard to the case pertaining to the 2018 assault on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, The News International reported.

Three gunmen belonging to Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) allegedly led by Hyrbyair who resides in exile had carried out an assault on the Chinese consulate situated within the high-security zone in Clifton Block-Four on November 23, 2018.

The attackers, later recognized as Abdul Razzaq, Raees Baloch and Azal Baloch, have been additionally killed in a gun-and-grenade struggle with police. Numerous weapons, ammunition and explosives have been discovered on the attackers.

The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) arrested 5 suspects, Ahmed Hasnain, Muhammad Aslam, Nadir Khan, Ali Ahmed and Abdul Latif, for allegedly offering tactical, logistics and artillery assist to the attackers. They have been charge-sheeted within the case.

Besides them, police additionally booked Hyrbyair, Kareem Marri, Bashir Zaib, Aslam Baloch, Noor Bakhsh Mengal, Rehman Gul, Nisar, Gaindi, Sheikhu Sharif, Hamal, Agha Sher Dil and Munshi, all of whom have been declared proclaimed offenders within the case.

Hyrbyair is the Baloch nationalist activist from the Pakistani province of Balochistan. He is the fifth son of the Baloch nationalist leader Khair Bakhsh Marri. As of 2017, he resides in London.

The ATC-VII decide additionally issued perpetual warrants of arrest for the proclaimed offenders and ordered the police to write a letter to the inside ministry to search worldwide police organisation Interpol’s help to arrest them.

The decide additionally ordered the confiscation of all of the moveable and immoveable properties belonging to the absconders and directed the investigation officer to challenge their sketches to search public assist in tracing their whereabouts.

On November 23 2018, an explosion and gunshot have been heard close to the Chinese consulate in Karachi’s Clifton space within the morning, round 9:25 am.

Three males possessing hand grenades and different weapons fired close to the Chinese consulate in Clifton Block 4, in accordance to eyewitnesses.

Two policemen have been killed and a safety guard obtained injured after three gunmen tried to enter the consulate round 9:30 am.

Nine hand grenades, Kalashnikov bullets, magazines, and explosives have been recovered from the possession of the terrorists, Karachi police mentioned.

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