Five Pakistani Naval officers were sentenced to death in a 2014 Karachi Naval Dockyard attack case on Monday.
“Sub-Lieutenant Hammad Ahmed, and four other naval officers had been convicted of the naval dockyard attack that took place on Defence Day around two years ago,” Retired Major Saeed Ahmed in a trial of his son was quoted as saying by Dawn Monday.
“The five were charged with having links with the militant Islamic State group, mutiny, hatching a conspiracy and carrying weapons in the dockyard,” Ahmed said.
However, according to media reports, the attackers were purportedly planning to hijack the warship PNS Zulfiqar to use it in an attack on one of the US navy’s refuel ships. Two militants were killed and four others were apprehended by security personnel.