Gunmen opened fire at Karachi’s police headquarters on Sharae Faisal.
Police officials said the armed suspects – the total number of which is not known at this time – fired several rounds at the head office at Sharae Faisal adjacent to the Sadar police station.
He said that at least 8-10 terrorists are inside the police office, and the exchange of fire is still going on after more than half an hour.
A rescue worker sustained bullet injuries and was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, hospital sources confirmed. It is known that the condition of the person who was hit by two bullets is out of danger.
As the police try to defeat the terrorists, Rangers have been called in and the roads leading to the police officers have been closed to traffic to ensure the safety of the citizens.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, taking notice of the attack on the Additional Inspector General’s office, directed several DIGs to send the police force to the scene.
“The attack on the Karachi police office is not acceptable under any circumstances,” he said, seeking an immediate initial report from the officer concerned.
The Chief Minister said that he is personally monitoring the situation and has directed the concerned authorities to arrest the accused involved.
Sindh Governor Kamran Tesori expressed concern over the attack and sought a report from Inspector General of Police Ghulam Nabi Memon. He directed the authorities to take “stern action” against the terrorists. Terrorists should be dealt with strictly. The attack is a very important cause of concern,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon insisted on defeating the terrorists.
Terrorists will be taught a lesson for challenging the government writ. They have launched a sneak attack and this attack will prove costly for them,” the minister said.