Three arrested over suspected involvement in Naval dockyard attack

Friday, September 12th, 2014 9:32:06 by

QUETTA: Three suspects were arrested on Thursday for alleged involvement in a foiled attack on the Karachi Naval Dockyard on the eve of Defence Day, Express News reported.

According to reports, upon initial interrogation, the suspects, arrested from Lakpas near Quetta, claimed they were enroute to Afghanistan.

The suspects have been taken to Karachi by naval intelligence personnel for further interrogation.

On September 6, an attack on the naval dockyard was foiled by Pakistan Navy.

According to a Navy spokesperson, two militants were killed, while four others were captured by security forces during the attack.

One Navy official was also killed, while one officer and six sailors were injured in an operation that lasted nearly eight hours.

The spokesperson added that no material loss took place and the area was cleared for normal activities the same day.

Based on questioning of the arrested militants, raids were carried out which led to further arrest of other collaborators and accomplices from different parts of the country. During these raids, a large quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered.

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