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Exchange of fire continues after terrorists attacked the Karachi Police Office (KPO) in Shaara Faisal area of Karachi. The Inspector General of Police (IG) Sindh confirmed that 3 terrorists were killed in the exchange of fire.
According to sources, the attack took place at 19:10, there were reports of 8 to 10 attackers in the Karachi police station, heavy gunfire and explosions outside the police station and lights and doors were also heard. The headquarters is closed.
Police sources said that the attackers entered through the police lines and terrorists were also present at the KPO parking lot.
A large contingent of Rangers, police and other law enforcement agencies have been called in and police have cordoned off the police station and both the Shaara Faisal lanes have been closed for traffic, officials said.
20 crew members were rescued
According to reports, the third floor of the KPO was also cleared and 20 of its employees were rescued.
20 people who survived from the KPO office were brought to the first floor.
According to the spokesperson of the Special Security Unit, the operations of the commanders against the terrorists are continuing and the fourth floor of the building has also been cleaned.
A terrorist blew himself up on the roof of the Karachi police station
According to police officials, when the security personnel reached the top floor of the building, the terrorist blew himself up on the roof of the Karachi police station.
Police authorities say that 3 terrorists have been killed so far.
Terrorists attacked from 2 to 3 sides, DIG south
DIG South says that the terrorists are fully prepared, the terrorists attacked from 2 to 3 sides, there are 40 to 50 people in the building, they are fighting hard against the attackers, the forces are from all over the city. , Rangers and the Army are there, the final number of terrorists is unknown, people are trapped inside the building and the operation continues.
10 injured and 2 bodies were transferred to Jinnah Hospital
The administration of Jinnah Hospital says that so far 10 injured and two dead bodies have been brought, security guards and police personnel are also among the injured.
The wounded rescuer received 2 shots, his condition is not in danger.
A car was found in Karachi Sadar police station premises with all four gates open
A car was found in Karachi Sadar police station with all four doors open.
Apart from this, a car was also found in front of the main gate of the Karachi police station, in which the terrorists came with these two cars for the attack.
Police officials say that both vehicles are being checked by the bomb disposal squad, one vehicle was found behind the building and the other in front, the attackers have reached the roof and are in position, the only way to get onto the roof is by car. Stairs are used due to difficulties
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif condemned the terrorist attack on Karachi police station
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif condemned the terrorist attack on Karachi police station.
The Prime Minister asked the Sindh Chief Minister for a report on the terrorist attack. The Prime Minister paid tribute to the police and security forces for the tough action against the terrorists.
The prime minister instructed the interior minister to provide full cooperation in the anti-terrorist operation and said that all state power should be used to end the scourge of terrorism. Terrorists have once again targeted Karachi. and the law enforcement agencies cannot be broken by such fearless actions, the whole nation is on the side of the police and security agencies.
The Prime Minister also prayed for the healing of the injured in this incident.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto condemned the attack on KPO
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari condemned the attack on KPO. In his statement, Bilawal said that Sindh police had suppressed terrorism earlier, I am sure they will end terrorism again, such cowardly attacks cannot weaken our morale.