Pakistan

KARACHI (Staff Report) – Sindh Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a person involved in Wednesday’s firing incident at Karachi’s Orangi Town in which as many as seven policemen were killed.

According to media reports, the arrested accused has been shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation.

Around a dozen accomplices of the arrested are already in jail for different crimes, reports said while quoting unnamed sources.

Meanwhile Chief of Army Staff general Raheel Sharif has telephoned Sindh Police Inspector General Allah Dino Khawaja and expressed deep grief over the tragic killing of policemen. The Army Chief assured Police Chief that Pakistan Army will fully cooperate with police to hunt down the culprits responsible for the incident.

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.