KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi Dr Amir Shaikh on Friday said the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, was planned in Afghanistan on the instructions of Indian intelligence officials.

Addressing the press conference here today, the AIG Sindh Police further informed that the the suspects stayed at a residence in Baldia Town belonging to a man named Arif.

Terrorists conducted a recce of the Chinese consulate for four months, he further added.

The additional IG further informed that all the terrorists behind the attack have been arrested except one. Only one suspect remains to be arrested.

Further, he said that terrorists belonging to the banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) were involved in the attack. The purpose behind the attack was to create a rift between Pakistan and China and sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he asserted.

It must be noted that security forces on November 23, 2018 foiled an attack on the Chinese consulate located in Karachi’s upscale Clifton, killing all three terrorists and seizing at least nine hand grenades, Kalashnikov bullets, magazines and explosives.