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NAVAL DOCKYARD ATTACK: Attackers Wanted To Hijack A Naval Frigate


KARACHI: Attack on Naval dockyard was entirely carried out by Naval personnel.

Naval dockyard attacked
Naval dockyard attacked

According to media reports, it seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009. The group of would-be hijackers, led by a senior officer, was even saluted by the guard at the bottom of the gangway, before another became suspicious of their intentions and alerted other personnel.

Naval commandos of PNS Iqbal rushed to the scene and a gun battle ensued. One naval officer was killed and seven others were injured. Two or three of the attackers were shot dead, four attackers were later captured.