JuD blames India for Karachi attack

Hafiz Saeed asks govt to end exchange of gifts with India

KARACHI – Jamaat ud Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed alleged that India’s new ‘security team’ under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is responsible for the attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.

On microblogging website Twitter, he said that Pakistan knew who the 'real enemy' was and called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif government to show some spine and end exchange of gifts with India. After the Karachi airport siege unfolded, many theories behind the attacks and source of weapon were floated.

The officials say a brazen five-hour attack by militants on the international airport in Karachi left 18 people dead but police managed to regain control of the terminal. Rizwan Akhtar, the paramilitary Rangers chief, said all 10 terrorists who attacked the Jinnah International Airport have been killed.

He said some of the attackers were apparently Uzbeks. The Tehreek-i-Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. The attack all but destroys prospects for significant peace talks with the government of Nawaz Sharif, who came to power last year promising to find a negotiated solution to years of violence.

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