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