Pak Taliban releases video showing planning, execution of 2010 Karachi CID office attack

Karachi, August 10(ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has released a confessional video showing the detailed planning and execution of the suicide bomb attack on the Crime Investigation Department (CID) office in Karachi on November 11, 2010.

Released by the TTP's media wing, Umar media, the video shows three persons in an unknown mountainous area involved in intensive militancy training, using Kalashnikovs and hand grenades among other weapons, Pakistan Today reports.

The time and date appearing on the video are 11am on October 20, 2010, which suggests that the video was prepared 21 days before the actual attack was carried out.

The footage, which is recorded in Pushto but also contains Urdu subtitles, shows the militants attacking an unknown building in a hilly area with hand grenades and Kalashnikovs, and also shows them making a video around the CID building while planning the attack.

"We collected complete information of the guards deputed at the [CID] office and its surroundings, which made the attack easy for us," the voice in the video says.

"Our activists hit the [CID office] building because it was being used to torture our colleagues," it adds.

At the end of the video, an unidentified person is shown interviewing the three militants, who say that they have taken part in the war against NATO forces in Afghanistan and are now going to launch an attack on the CID office to take revenge of their arrested brothers, who were tortured to death inside the building by law enforcement personnel.

They also ask their colleagues to attack the country's law enforcement agencies, which they claim are involved in kidnapping and murdering their 'jihadi brothers'.

Three high-ranked officers of the Karachi police are also shown in the video and declared as Israeli agents.

"SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan, SSP Raja Umer Khattab and SP Mazhar Mashwani have martyred dozens of our activists, they are Israeli agents and we will attack them just to teach them a lesson," the voice in the video says. (ANI)