No raid at Pak missions in US: FO

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan yesterday denied any raid at its missions in the United States.

In a statement, the Foreign Office spokesman said that no raid by any law enforcement agencies took place “in our Missions in the US.”

He added: “Any such news is incorrect and being spread through fake social media accounts to malign Pakistan.”

Earlier in the day, US media reports said Pakistani embassy in New York was raided over the Ohio terror attack. The Somali-born student, who injured 11 people in a car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University before being shot and killed, had allegedly lived in Pakistan along with his family for about seven years.

The 18-year-old attacker, identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the United States in 2014 as a legal permanent resident. He temporarily lived in Dallas before settling in Ohio.

He rammed his car into a crowd at Ohio State University this week and attacked them with a butcher knife, injuring 11 before police fatally shot him. Investigators are investigating whether the attack was an act of terror by Artan, who had once criticised the media for its portrayal of Muslims.