Karachi: Five militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban were killed after they stormed the office of Karachi Police chief on Friday and opened fire. Four others were also killed in the ensuing gunfight--of the four deceased, one was a civilian, two constables and a rangers personnel; meanwhile, 17 were injured in the firing, stated reports.
The security forces managed to secure control of the building later. According to news agency PTI, the police building was secured by the officers around 10.50 pm after a four-hour-long operation.
Local reports stated that at least eight armed militants had entered the police chief's office in the populous city's Sharea Faisal area.
A senior official was quoted by PTI saying that three terrorists were killed in the gun battle while two others blew themselves up which also caused damage to a floor of the building.
Attackers entered the office wearing police uniforms
The attack began at around 7:10 pm and multiple explosions were reported as well after terrorists targeted the five-storey police building.
A police officer, who did not want to be named, told Geo News that the attackers entered the office wearing police uniforms -- a similar move used in the Peshawar mosque suicide attack that claimed the lives of more than 80 people.
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