Pakistan to seek international help as DNA tests come back negative

DNA tests on four terrorists who were killed during the May 22 attack on PNS Mehran have come back negative.

Results of DNA samples collected from the four terrorists who were killed during the raid on the naval base in Karachi, was matched up against a national database. However, authorities were unsuccessful in establishing the identity of the terrorists.

The DNA samples will now be sent to the International Data Bank for identification.

NADRA said that the tests would make it clear that attackers were not locals since their record could not be found. The government had subsequently based its claim that the attackers were foreigners on this report.

Analysts, however, say that the failure to establish the terrorists’ identity could be a result of NADRA’s imperfect database of Pakistani citizens.

At least ten people were killed and two Naval P3-C Orion surveillance aircraft were destroyed in the terrorist attack on the base.

The Express Tribune

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