Terror strike: Pakistan Navy foils attack on Karachi dockyard

Published: September 9, 2014
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Pakistan Navy security personnel and SSG commandos responded to the attack and in the ensuing encounter – which continued for six hours – killed two terrorists and apprehended four others. PHOTO: REUTERS

Pakistan Navy security personnel and SSG commandos responded to the attack and in the ensuing encounter – which continued for six hours – killed two terrorists and apprehended four others. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: 

Pakistan Navy on Monday said it had thwarted a terror attack on the Navy Dockyard here Saturday night, following Defence Day celebrations.

At least two terrorists were killed and four others were captured during a six-hour long firefight with the intruders.

A navy spokesperson confirmed through a press statement in the late hours of Monday that a group of miscreants had tried to penetrate the navy dockyard in Karachi.

The spokesperson said following the attack – whose details were not disclosed earlier as a matter of policy – Pakistan Navy security personnel and SSG commandos responded valiantly and in the ensuing encounter – which continued for six hours – killed two terrorists and apprehended four others.

“During the engagement with miscreants, one petty officer embraced Shahadat while another officer and six sailors sustained injuries. All injured are out of danger and being treated in the hospital,” he said.

The naval spokesperson said the terrorists failed to inflict any material loss. “The area was combed and cleared for normal activities the same day,” he added.

He said subsequent to interrogation of the apprehended miscreants, immediate raids were conducted by the intelligence agencies which led to arrest of other collaborators and accomplices from different parts of the country. During these raids, large quantity of arms and ammunition were also recovered, he added.

According to the spokesperson, the chief of the naval staff appreciated the valour and alertness of all the personnel involved in the operation. He also visited the injured personnel and individually appreciated and acknowledged their bravery.

In addition to a formal inquiry, investigations by intelligence and other law enforcement agencies are in progress, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 9th, 2014.

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  • Ahmer Qamar
    Sep 9, 2014 - 5:53AM

    Great work by navy

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  • Sep 9, 2014 - 5:54AM

    Pakistan has a strong army enemies like iranian regime and India are trying to create trouble, it is about time Iran should pay us with Its oil rich regions west of pakistan or we should take it from them this will put end to regional terrorism and extremism funded by iranian regime.

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  • Jadugar
    Sep 9, 2014 - 7:41AM

    @ Ali, your comments are so ignorant that it puts entire Pakistan to shame. I can understand that you may have some reservation towards India but draging Iran which has nothing to do with terrorism, completely makes your comment irreverent. You seem to have personal enimity towards a brotherly Muslim neighbour and your comment is out of context. Why should any country pay you for anything unless it’s a trade. Get rid of your bigger mentality.

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  • AJamal
    Sep 9, 2014 - 7:55AM

    This is great work by security agencies and must be appreciated.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Sep 9, 2014 - 8:19AM

    Involvement of Naval staff in terrorist attack is very disturbing.

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  • Salim Hosein
    Sep 9, 2014 - 8:47AM

    Brilliant work by the Navy and the coordination of quick country wide raids is truly a testament to the progress our LEAs have made! Shaabash.

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  • doesnt matter
    Sep 9, 2014 - 9:18AM

    ollaborators and accomplices included navy personnel. A fact conveniently edited out by ET!

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  • Hagrid
    Sep 9, 2014 - 9:29AM

    @ali:
    Agreed. Saudi Arabia and Iran are using Pakistan for their proxy war. Every one knows who’s funding the terrorists. So many have been caught, but the nation never hears who sent them.

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  • Sep 9, 2014 - 9:50AM

    Inna Lillahe Wa Inna Ilaihe rajeoon. Ameen.
    It is immensely relieving to know that PN commandos tackled the militants and captured them. May the wounded recover ASAP.
    However, what is the name of the group that attacked our naval installation? Naming it is essential to forge national cohesion…something long forgotten. Also a speedy trial and punishment is necessary for discipline and order.
    How come the attackers revealed information so quickly and other militants were caught and arms cache recovered?
    Pakistan is a maelstrom of confusion with political parties perpetuating the biradari and tribal systems. We have to now start giving information to the general public as the ‘people have a right to know.’ Salams

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  • goldconsumer
    Sep 9, 2014 - 10:26AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    Did they say naval officers were involved or you have your own “chirya” for that matter?

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  • Mrs. Laila Nando Vila
    Sep 9, 2014 - 7:51PM

    The fact that terrorist are IN Pakistan is more troubling than if Iran, India & the Arab states are involved.
    The fact that terror groups control Pakistan is more disturbing
    The fact that terror whether from terrorist, political enemies or thugs is increasing is more troubling!

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  • Sep 10, 2014 - 5:16AM

    @Judugarh Iran is NOT your ‘brotherly muslim’ country not since the time of the shah.If you havnt noticed pakistan is allied to KSA and iran HATES KSA.Pakistan and Iran fought a proxy war in Afghanistan in the 90s.I doubt either India or Iran are involved but still you are factually wrong.

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  • Sep 10, 2014 - 9:49AM

    The comments here show the immaturity or the Pakistan’s elite not to face upto facts. Today LET chief Prof Hafeez Saeed says the floods in Pakistan are due to India!!! The people here cannot appreciate the excellent work done by the SSG and Navy commandoes to capture 4 of them and get information. the moles in Navy arre exposed. Now are they from India? Is Chinese President’s cancellation due to India? Is the lock down of Pakistan’s Islamabad is due to India?

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