Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Thursday telephoned Sindh Police Inspector General Allah Dino Khawaja and express deep grief over Wednesday’s tragic killing of seven policemen who were deployed to protect polio teams in Karachi.


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According to a statement, the Army Chief, in his conversation with IG, extended Pakistan Army’s full cooperation to Sindh police to hunt down the culprits involved in the attack.

He said that terrorists will be eliminated from all provinces and Pakistan Army will assist Police everywhere and at every level.

General Raheel Sharif also appreciated Sindh Police’s role in the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi. He also condoled the killing of policemen with grieved families.

As many as seven policemen were attacked and killed by unidentified shooters near Bangla Bazaar, Orangi Town, Karachi on Wednesday. The policemen, who were providing security to polio teams, were brought from interior Sindh.

The attackers, who left seven policemen dead on the spot, managed to flee from the scene.

“Eight terrorists riding four motorcycles opened fire on two police teams. One of our injured policemen retaliated,” DIG West Feroz Shah told media. “Four policemen were killed in one attack and three died in a second ambush,” he said.

The IG Sindh Police announced a compensation of Rs 2 million for each family of the victim. Two family members of each family would also be given jobs in the police department, he added.