ISLAMABAD- Defense Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif today said that as many as seven militants were arrested while three were killed in Naval Dockyard incident in Karachi on September 6, 2014.

Giving a policy statement in the joint session of the parliament today, he said investigations from the arrested terrorist are underway. He said one Naval personnel embraced martyrdom while guarding Naval dockyard.

Giving the details of September 6 incident, Khawaja Asif said militants breached the security of dockyard on September 6, where they were engaged by Naval security who successfully made the militants attempt a failure.

The Defense Minister said one former Naval Officer who was expelled from the Navy in 2013 is also found involved in this incident. He said this incident is a blowback of continued operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan.

Khwaja Asif said five 9 mm pistols, three intercoms, four suicide jackets, two detonators, handcuffs and other ammunition was recovered.  He said the conspiracy is not possible without any internal support; however, investigations are in progress.

About Sumangli, he said suspicious activity was monitored under night vision surveillance on the night of 14th August, which was timely encountered by the reinforcement forces. He said four terrorists were killed in the operation. He said no loss of life was reported in Sumangli airbase except minor injuries to some security personnel.

Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy bravely foiled attacks on Sumangli airbase in Quetta on 14th August and Naval Dockyard in Karachi on September 6th respectively. He said militants in both attempts remained failed in damaging strategic assets.