It was reported that gunmen attacked a police office located on Karachi’s Shahrah e Faisal highway on Friday evening, resulting in the sounds of gunfire and explosions in the surrounding area. As soon as the terrorists entered the office, they began firing indiscriminately.
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At least six terrorists entered the Karachi Police Chief’s office through the back entrance, according to DIG South Irfan Baloch. Several police officers and rangers had also arrived at the scene, and they were actively working to capture the terrorists, alive or dead.
Eight to ten terrorists, according to Rangers, attacked the office while the top police officers were inside. According to the Sindh IGP Ghulam Nabi Memon, at least two terrorists were killed and a few others were hurt. Following the attack, the policemen retaliated, and members of other police stations and police commandos were also requested to help deal with the emergency.
Murad Ali Shah, the chief minister of Sindh, was alerted to the attack and gave the district inspector generals (DIGs) the order to send the required police reinforcements from their respective regions to the scene. He demanded the culprits’ immediate arrest and asked the accountable officer to file a report on the incident.
The area close to the AIG Office in Karachi has been cordoned off by the Pakistan Rangers and an elite police force, and a counterterrorism operation has been started against the terrorists. At least eight terrorists reportedly used hand grenades and automatic weapons.
At least four people were hurt, including two Rangers members, a police officer, and a representative of the Edhi rescue organisation who were taken to Jinnah Hospital for treatment. SSU commandos and Rangers officials have entered the police office while the electricity has been turned off.