KARACHI: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on the Naval Dockyard in Karachi which reportedly left an officer and two insurgents dead.
An officer and six sailors were also wounded in the attack that took place early Saturday on the high security facility, a navy spokesperson said, adding that four attackers had been captured alive.
After interrogating the suspects, the navy said in a statement that intelligence agencies had carried out raids to arrest suspected collaborators and accomplices and had recovered "a large quantity of arms and ammunition".
The TTP claimed they had inside help for the attack. "We had support from inside the naval force. This operation was successful because of this support. We will continue targeting security forces like this in future also," TTP spokesperson Shahidullah Shahid said, while speaking to the media from an undisclosed location.
The TTP have threatened a bloody response to Zarb-e-Azb operation in North Waziristan which was launched in mid-June shortly after a brazen attack on Karachi airport that left dozens dead.
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