Police claim separatist group that killed Chinese-origin man at Karachi clinic funded by India

Culprits also chalked out a comprehensive escape plan after the attack as China denies victim a Chinese citizen
<p>The dental clinic where the attack took place. PHOTO: AAMIR MAJEED/SAMAA TV</p>

The dental clinic where the attack took place. PHOTO: AAMIR MAJEED/SAMAA TV

Law enforcement agencies have claimed that Pakistan’s nuclear-tipped but hostile neighbor was funding the new separatist outfit which had mounted an attack on the ‘soft target’ of a dental clinic in Karachi’s busy Saddar area, leaving a Chinese-origin Pakistani dead and two others injured.

The attack had been claimed by an hitherto unknown Sindhi separatist group which officials believe could be part of a Baloch-Sindhi separatist terror nexus.

SAMAA TV correspondent Ahmer Rehman Khan on Thursday said that law enforcement agencies probing the gun attack have made a major breakthrough in investigations.

“The separatist group was funded from India,” police claimed.

The investigation agencies further claimed that the culprits had chalked out a comprehensive escape plan after attacking the dental clinic.

“They also did recce (reconnoitering) and an accomplice of the target killer stood alert with a motorcycle (escape vehicle) ready to flee with the attacker in case of any hindrance faced by the target killer,” the police claimed.

Will apprehend suspects

Addressing the media after a meeting with industrialists to register workers in Karachi’s Korangi Industrial Area on Thursday, Sindh Inspector General Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon said that they are investigating the matter and gathering necessary evidence and exploring leads.

He added that they were in contact with relevant security agencies over the attacks.

He vowed to apprehend the suspects soon.

Victim not a Chinese national

Meanwhile, an official disclosed crucial information regarding the case.

During his regular press briefing in Beijing on Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin was asked about the murder of Ronald Raymond Chou and possible links of Baloch separatist groups to the attack.

Wenbin expressed condolences for the victim and sympathies with the injured.

However, he said that irrespective of what his racial heritage may appear to be, the victim was not a Chinese citizen.

The attack

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon when a Chinese-origin Pakistani was gunned down inside a dental clinic on one of the busiest streets of Karachi’s main downtown market, Saddar.

According to police officials and witnesses, the incident took place in Hu Dental Clinic, one of the many Chinese dental clinics which line Preedy Street (also known as Shahrah-e-Liaquat) near Empress Market on Wednesday afternoon.

During the incident a couple also received bullets injuries and their condition termed sustainable.


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