Islamabad: Pakistan was rocked by dreadful terror attacks carried out at the Chinese embassy and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Seven people were killed in the Karachi attack, while the death toll has risen to 32 in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attack. The responsibility of the Karachi attack has been accepted by the rebel organisation ‘The Baloch Liberation Army’ (BLA) and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa attack is suspected to be carried out by the Taliban.
At about 9.30 in the morning on Friday, three terrorists opened fire in the Clifton area of Karachi. The terrorists had a plan to enter the Chinese commercial embassy, killing the Chinese soldiers on duty. But the Chinese and Pakistani soldiers guarding the embassy attacked the terrorists. 2 civilians and 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed and one Chinese soldier was seriously injured in the encounter that lasted for nearly an hour. But as per the claims made by the Pakistani agencies, all three terrorists were gunned down.
The BLA claimed that this attack on the Chinese embassy was to protest the exploitation and the looting of Pakistan by China. BLA, even in the past, has carried out such attacks on the Chinese executives, making similar allegations against China. But Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has claimed that there is a conspiracy behind the attack. Khan said that these attacks are being perpetrated to rock the CPEC project between Pakistan and China.
Within an hour of the Karachi attack, there was a major blast in the Orakzai area of Northern Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 32 people were killed and 55 were injured in this blast. The locals and the media claim that this attack was carried out to target the Pakistani minorities. No organisation has accepted the responsibility of this attack. But a strong possibility of Taliban’s hand in this saboteur activity is being predicted. It has been exposed that the Taliban was behind the previous attacks on minorities in Pakistan. India, China and the United States have expressed concern over the two terror attacks in Pakistan.