TTP may target important places in Karachi: Report
KARACHI: Although the intelligence and law enforcement agencies were aware of the attacks on the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi and CID complex, the terrorists did not change their strategy and achieved their targets successfully while the officials feared more such attacks by the same group.
Report said that the intelligence and law enforcement agencies were already aware of the attacks on the CID complex and Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Karachi which claimed various innocent lives and wounded several others.
Sources said that the same group of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was behind the CID complex and Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine attacks.
Not only this group achieved their targets in Karachi but before attacking the CID complex and Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine, this group had already achieved their goals by attacking various other places in several parts of the country including Multan, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Islamabad where they targeted Ahmedis’ worship places, FIA building, Marriott Hotel and arms factory in Wah Cantt.
More horrifying aspect is that some more other places and individuals are on the target of this group. The intelligence and law enforcement agencies came to know about this after they recovered a CD from the possession of the some TTP men arrested in Waziristan by the security forces some four months back.
The CD is containing the locations of various target sites across the country. The video footages showed that the terrorists had successfully made observations of the CID complex and Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine before carrying out attacks. Available footages also unveiled some eight other places countrywide targeted by the same group after conducting surveillance.
These footages also showed some other places including DIG CID office, special investigation unit, Saddar police office, Bilawal House, and Sindh Assembly, which were yet to be targeted by the terrorists.
Even some individuals are also on their target and it is expected that the terrorists would not change their strategy for attacking these targets.
It should be noted here that the blast at the CID complex took place on November 11 last year that not only shook the intelligence or law enforcement agencies officials and personnel but also the city.
It was around 8:21 p.m. when the terrorists attacked and exploded the explosive-laden Suzuki Shehzore vehicle inside the CID complex.
According to the available footages, the two suicide bombers were on the Shehzore truck. One of them was driving while another was sitting along with the driver. According to the bomb disposal squad report, 550-kilogram explosive was used in the blast.
A total 21 people including seven FC and three police personnel were also killed in the gunfight while at least 204 people got injured.
The officials closed to the investigation said that they did not found chassis, engine and registration numbers of the vehicle used in the blast.