Officials confirmed on Saturday that three attackers were killed and four people, including three security personnel, were killed in the audacious attack on the Karachi police chief’s office.
Terrorists stormed the five-story Karachi Police Office (KPO) in the country’s most populous city on Friday night. Police commandos and paramilitary soldiers cleared the building of the attackers after a lengthy operation.
According to the Dawn newspaper, three attackers arrived at the KPO in a white car, according to a senior police official who was part of the team leading the operation. Two of the attackers were gunned down on the roof, and the third blew himself up on the fourth floor of the building.
As far as I am aware, the Karachi Police Headquarters (KPO) building has been cleared. Sindh government spokesman Murtaza Wahab tweeted that three terrorists had been killed.
When the terrorists broke in through the building’s back wall, three security checkpoints at the city police chief’s office were reportedly unmanned.
According to Geo News, “barbed wire on the KPO’s rear wall was also cut.” They also claimed that no CCTV cameras were installed on the Shahrae Faisal side of the building to monitor it.
According to the report, five people were killed during the operation, which lasted more than four hours: three terrorists, two police officers, and a Sindh Rangers sub-inspector.
Following the deaths of 84 worshippers in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Peshawar’s Civil Lines, the terrorist attack injured 18 others, including police and Rangers personnel.
Law enforcement tracked down and apprehended three terrorists. Two of the terrorists were from North Waziristan, while the third was from Lakki Marwat, according to the report.
According to a senior police official, the terrorists had long-term plans, as evidenced by the fact that they were carrying food bags and were armed with lethal weapons such as AK-47s, but they were never given the opportunity to carry them out.
According to DIG South Irfan Baloch, terrorists attacked the complex from multiple directions. He also claimed that the police rescued 40-50 police officers and staff members.
According to officials, security has been increased at police stations and other high-security locations in Karachi following the incident.
Shehbaz Sharif, the Prime Minister, has condemned the attack and praised the police and security forces for their quick response.
Terrorists “might have forgotten” that Pakistan “defeated terrorism with its bravery and courage,” he said in a tweet.
Terrorism will be eradicated in Pakistan, and those responsible for it will be executed after being brought to justice. “This great nation is determined to end this evil forever, even in this time of trial,” he said, referring to how it has fought terrorism with its own blood over the last two decades.
President Arif Alvi has also condemned the attack and expressed his hope that those injured recover quickly.
He declared that all of America is behind its security forces in their fight against terrorists. He promised that efforts to “eradicate the scourge of terrorism” would continue.
The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Mohammad Khurasani.
The Saddar police station and the Karachi Police Chief’s office are both on Shahrah-e-Faisal road, Karachi’s main thoroughfare, which is home to a number of strategic installations, including the Pakistan Air Force’s Faisal Base, and five-star hotels, making this attack a major source of concern and embarrassment for the provincial government.
These hotels in Karachi are home to international cricket players who are competing in the Pakistan Super League on Saturday and Sunday.
However, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah assured everyone that the incident would have no bearing on the PSL games.
Terrorist attacks on security forces and installations, as well as mosques and markets, have increased across the country since the TTP and government ceasefire agreement fell apart last November, though Karachi has remained relatively peaceful since then.
Four members of the outlawed insurgent group Baloch Liberation Army attacked the Karachi Stock Exchange in June 2020, killing three people and bringing the city’s last major incident to a close. The terrorists committed suicide after failing to gain entry to the stock exchange building.
When the TTP attacked the old terminal at Jinnah International Airport in 2014, twenty-four people were killed and a large amount of property was destroyed.
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