Five terrorists killed, 4 people martyred & 14 injured; Security forces clear Karachi police office
TTP claims responsibility for the attack in a message sent by its spokesman
Security forces have cleared the Karachi police office after nearly a four-hour operation on Friday evening.
- 05 Terrorists neutralised
- 4 people were martyred including 2 policemen, 1 Ranger official & 1 civilian
- 14 injured including the Wing commander of Anti Terrorist Wing Rangers known as Qalandars
- Terrorists breached the 5-storey KPO building near Saddar Police Station at 7:10 pm
The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed the responsibility for the attack on the Karachi police office situated on the main artery of Shahrah–e–Faisal in a message sent by its spokesman.
At least three militants blew themselves, while two were gunned down in the shootout, officials confirmed.
The attack on the Police’s office began at 7:10 pm. The police and Rangers personnel cleared the five-storey building phase-wise, finally sweeping the entire office by around 10:46 pm.
Multiple explosions were heard during the attack.
A counter-terrorism operation featuring personnel from Pakistan Army, Rangers and Sindh Police launched a response operation.
At least three militants blew themselves, while two were gunned down in the shootout, the officials confirmed.
According to the news source, the attackers entered the office wearing police uniforms.
It was a tactic similar to the Peshawar Police Lines Mosque suicide attack that claimed almost 100 lives.
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