New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday rejected allegations made against India by Pakistan for a terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi in November 2018. India gave a befitting response, saying that Pakistan needs to look inwards before pointing fingers at others, and dismissed all the allegations by it as “fabricated”. Also Read - China's Defence Minister Meets Pak Army Chief; Discusses Regional Security Issues
“We’ve seen statements in Pakistani media attributed to Police chief of Karachi making false allegations against India for terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi in Nov 2018. We completely reject these fabricated and scurrilous attempts to levy accusations on India. Also Read - COVID-19: India's Daily Cases Drops To 38,772, Over 45,000 Recoveries Reported In Last 24 Hours
“Instead of maliciously pointing fingers at others for such terrorist incidents, Pakistan needs to look inwards and undertake credible action against support to terrorism and terror infrastructure in its territories,” the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement. Also Read - India To Host SCO Heads of Government Summit Today; PM Modi, Imran Khan To Skip
On November 23, 2018, terrorists attacked Chinese consulate in Karachi. While one suspect was arrested from Karachi, the other was apprehended at Shahdadpur on later in a joint operation undertaken by law enforcement officials.
Quoting sources, Geo News reported that at least one suspect was in touch with the terrorists prior to the foiled attempt.
The suspected suicide bombers were gunned down by security forces before they could enter the consulate premises. However, two civilians and two policemen were killed during the attack.
Nine hand grenades, Kalashnikov bullets, magazines and explosives were recovered from the possession of the three dead terrorists. The staff of the consulate escaped unscathed.