Karachi: Unidentified heavily-armed militants on Friday stormed the Karachi Police chief’s workplace in Pakistan’s most populous metropolis, resulting in heavy firing between paramilitary rangers, police and the attackers, the most recent brazen assault on safety forces amid an uptick in terror assaults throughout the nation. A spokesperson of the Karachi Police confirmed in a press release that the Karachi police chief’s head workplace had come below assault.
“Firing is occurring,” the assertion stated. Karachi Police chief Javed Odho additionally confirmed in a tweet his workplace was below assault however stated the safety forces had responded strongly. In keeping with sources, the variety of terrorists concerned within the assault just isn’t confirmed.
The terrorists first threw half a dozen hand grenades into the principle compound of the Karachi Police Chief’s workplace constructing after which entered the premises. “Heavy firing is occurring between paramilitary rangers, police and the attackers. All cell vans within the district and space have been summoned urgently to the spot to encompass the attackers,” one police supply stated.
The Karachi Police Chief’s workplace is positioned close to the principle artery highway of Karachi which works from downtown to the airport. No group has up to now claimed the assault. Pakistan has witnessed a surge in militant assaults since November when Pakistani Taliban ended a monthslong cease-fire with the federal government.
Final month, a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque full of worshippers throughout afternoon prayers within the high-security zone in Pakistan’s restive northwestern Peshawar metropolis, killing over 100 folks, principally policemen.