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Pakistan Terror Attack: Police headquarters targeted in terrorist attack, 5 terrorists killed

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5 Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistan) terrorists who attacked the police chief’s office in Pakistan’s most populous city Karachi were killed and security forces regained control of the office. Four other people were killed in the attack. This is the latest attack on security forces in the midst of an increase in terrorist attacks across the country. The attack took place on Friday at around 7.10 pm local time.

Encounter with terrorists lasted for 4 hours, 4 people died

The operation to retake control of the five-storey building, which lasted for about four hours, ended at around 10.50 pm on Friday night. Four others, including two police constables, a rangers personnel and a civilian, were also killed in the heavy exchange of fire between TTP terrorists and security forces.

2 terrorists blew themselves up

A senior security source said that five terrorists were killed during the operation. He said three terrorists were killed during the gunfight while two blew themselves up, causing some damage to one floor of the building.

14 people were injured in the attack

The office of Karachi Police Chief Javed Odho was attacked, as confirmed by the police chief himself in a tweet. In response, security forces took swift action and successfully countered the attack. The operation to secure the five-storey building lasted for almost four hours, after which law enforcement agencies were able to safely evacuate the premises. Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab tweeted from his official Twitter handle that the building has been evacuated. He said, three terrorists have been killed. Four people, including two police officers, also died in the terrorist attack. 14 people including security personnel were injured in the attack.

There were 8 terrorists in the building

Police sources had earlier said that there were eight terrorists in the building. Senior police officer DIG (South) Irfan Baloch said. Some of the terrorists entered through the rear side of the building, while two dressed in police uniform entered through the main gate. “We also found two cars with their doors open, one parked at the rear entrance of the building and the other in front,” he said.

Taliban took responsibility for the attack

The Pakistan Taliban, a notorious terrorist group, has claimed responsibility for the recent attack on the Karachi Police Chief’s Office building. According to reports, the attackers threw six hand grenades at the main premises before entering the building. It is worth noting that the Karachi Police Chief’s office is situated near the city’s main road that leads to the airport.

Terrorist attacks Increase in Pakistan since November

In recent months, Pakistan has witnessed a surge in terrorist attacks, particularly after the Pakistan Taliban terminated a month-long ceasefire with the government in November. In a recent incident, a suicide bomber associated with the Taliban detonated explosives at a mosque in the heavily secured region of northwestern Peshawar city. The attack resulted in the deaths of over 100 people, marking yet another tragic incident in the ongoing wave of terrorism in the country. Most of the dead were policemen.

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