Unknown gunmen launched a big attack on the office of the Karachi police chief on the main thoroughfare of Karachi city on Friday evening. Firing and explosions were continuing till early night.
BREAKING: Heavy exchange of firing during search operation inside #KarachiPoliceoffice. Terrorists are reportedly present inside parking of the building. Shahrah e Faisal completely closed for all type of traffic.#Karachi #TOKAlert pic.twitter.com/vWGWXa9KY2
— Times of Karachi (@TOKCityOfLights) February 17, 2023
According to the Samaa TV website, one policeman was killed in the attack. Additional Inspector General Javed Alam Odho confirmed that the Karachi police office had come under attack.
Karachi Police Head office under attack.#Karachi #police #head #office #ATTACK #KPO pic.twitter.com/cL531xQSfh
— Ahmer Rehman Khan (@ahmerrehmankhan) February 17, 2023
Media reports say that upto ten attackers might be involved in the assault. The police has switched off the lights to confuse the attackers regarding the layout of the police building. The attack is reported to have taken place in a densely located area with the Financial Trade Centre (FTC), a popular business services area, located nearby.
Update : As per eyewitness and initial reports, 5-6 terrorists have entered Karachi Police Chief's office #KPO, equipped with explosives and weapons. #KarachiPolice and Pakistan Rangers have been heavily deployed near KPO to counter terrorists. Firing still continues pic.twitter.com/HvqFbZg9qX
— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) February 17, 2023
Dawn newspaper reports that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has directed senior police officials to send additional personnel from other police stations. He is personally monitoring the situation and has directed the police to find out the perpetrators behind the attack.
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