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Karachi on High Warning as Police Seize Some Roads in the Middle of ‘Terror Threat’; But Cop said ‘No need to worry’ | Instant News


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Law enforcement personnel in Pakistan on Thursday closed several areas and roads around foreign diplomatic missions in the Clifton neighborhood in Karachi.

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  • Last Updated: July 24, 2020, 9:29 a.m.

Law enforcement personnel in Pakistan on Thursday sealed several areas and roads around foreign diplomatic missions in the Clifton neighborhood in Karachi, reportedly because of terror threats. Residents in the area were shocked to see blockades in many areas in luxury residential neighborhoods.

According to law enforcement sources, many areas in the Clifton neighborhood especially those around foreign diplomatic missions were closed due to the threat of terror. Police sources said high security warnings had been issued for the city’s ‘Red Zone’.

?? Multiple routes [have been] blocked as part of some additional security steps. There is nothing to worry about, “Deputy Inspector General Javed Akbar Riaz Selatan said. Increased security measures came a month after four militants tried to storm the Karachi Stock Exchange building.

The four terrorists were killed in a gun-and-grenade attack which also claimed the lives of four security personnel. In November 2018, a terror attack on the Chinese consulate in Clifton was foiled by security forces in which seven people, including three terrorists, were killed.

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Terrorist Attacks on the Karachi Stock Exchange Mark the BLA Movement to Intensify the Domain | Instant News


A plainclothes police surveyed the location of the attack at the entrance of the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi. (Reuters)

The report also requires that the attack not only helps in intensifying the BLA’s self profile but also explores the objectivity of the group.

Shalinder Wangu | Partah borah
  • Last Updated: July 21, 2020, 4:43 p.m. is

The June 29 terrorist attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange not only testified that the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) had strengthened terrorism attacks but also increased its domain.

According to a report published by the National Anti-Organized Crime Initiative based in Pakistan, the BLA attack was not only limited to Balochistan but also opened its paws to other parts of the country. Worth mentioning here is that the attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange was carried out by the Majeed brigade of the BLA which killed 3 security guards and one police officer in addition to 4 terrorists.

The report also requires that the attack not only helps in intensifying the BLA’s self profile but also explores the objectivity of the group. The report further claimed that the BLA had formed the Majeed group to target Pakistan’s China Economic Corridor and other projects that were ongoing in Pakistan in collaboration with China.

Meanwhile, in 2018 the BLA has also attacked the Chinese consulate based in Karachi where 3 attackers will be killed. In the attack one of the attackers was found wearing a suicide vest.

The BLA tends to intensify attacks during a pandemic

To bring about instability and insecurity in Pakistan, the BLA is likely to intensify its terrorist activities by taking advantage of the pandemic situation arising from Covid-19, a report entitled – Terrorism in Pakistan During Covid-19 further stated. During the pandemic, from March to 20 June, Baloch attackers carried out 7 attacks which killed 17 and injured 9 people. Three organizations namely the Baloch Liberation Army, the United Baloch Army and Laskar-e-Balochistan were behind this attack.

In addition, from March to 30 June, rebels based in Balochistan have carried out 10 attacks and in 6 of them they have targeted Pakistani security personnel. 18 people were killed and 14 others injured in the attack. During the pandemic, 74 incidents of terrorist activities occurred throughout Pakistan which killed 134 people in addition to injuring 101.

The report silently silenced organizations pursuing terrorist activities in India.

The report mentions and cites activities by Tahreek-e-Taliban, BLA, Laskar-e-Balochistan, Sindhu Desh Liberation Army etc., but the same does not apply to organizations including Laskar-e-Tayeba, Hizbul Mujahedin, Al Badar etc. which in full not directly supported by Pakistan to carry out terrorist activities in India.

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