Naval dockyard attack an insider job: Pakistani minister

 Pakistan`s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif claimed in parliament that "some of the navy staff of commissioned ranks and some outsiders" were involved in the terrorist strike on naval dockyard, media reported Wednesday.

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014, 12:18 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan`s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif claimed in parliament that "some of the navy staff of commissioned ranks and some outsiders" were involved in the terrorist strike on naval dockyard, media reported Wednesday.

The navy, however, Tuesday remained tight-lipped on the minister`s claim that the weekend Karachi dockyard attack was an inside job, Dawn online reported.

Pakistan Navy Monday night said that its troops had thwarted an attack on the Karachi dockyard Saturday in which one of its soldier lost his life while defending the facility.

Two militants were killed and four were apprehended. 

Some of the attackers were said to be in navy uniforms, the report said.

The attack on the naval facility took place Saturday but it was kept under wraps due to some strategic reasons, a spokesperson for the navy said.