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Security comes under question after attack on Karachi Police Office

KPO is not a soft target!

Security comes under question after the attack on Karachi Police Office on Friday evening.

Pakistan Army on Saturday took control of the Karachi Police Office, while the investigation is underway.

Pakistan Army investigation teams examined the site. While the snipers of the Army were still deputed on rooftops and around the Karachi Police Office.

All three militants were killed and four people, including two policemen and a Sindh Rangers sub-inspector, embraced martyrdom in the nerve-racking operation that lasted nearly four hours.

Eighteen other people, including police and Rangers personnel, were also injured in the terror attack.

In the latest development, the three assailants of the Friday night attack on the Karachi Police office have been identified.

One militant who blew himself up during the storming of the police compound has been identified as Zala Noor, a resident of North Waziristan.

The other terrorist who was shot dead by the firing of security forces was identified as Kafayat Ullah. He hailed from Lakki Marwat.

The third terrorist was also a resident of Datta Khel in North Waziristan.


According to different accounts, the third militant involved in the KPO attack has been named Majeed Baloch from Kech, Baltgar, Balochistan, showing TTP-Baloch separatist nexus in the attack.

The initial investigation points to a security lapse. It emerges that at the time of the attack,  there were no security arrangements at all at the entry and exit points of the Karachi Police Office.

As per the initial investigation report, the terrorists entered the compound through Police Lines. They jumped over the back wall and broke into the building.

Sources said there was also no security at the entry and exit points of the Police Lines Quarters. While there were no CCTV cameras installed there.

There are 150 quarters in the Police Lines in which police officials reside with their families.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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