Terrorists attack Karachi police HQ, 5 dead

At least five people were killed and 14 were injured after militants stormed the police headquarters in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, according to officials.

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At least five people were killed and 14 were injured after militants stormed the police headquarters in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, according to officials.

Militants attacked the police station with hand grenades and shots were fired, according to an eyewitness. Pakistan’s Taliban, known as Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed responsibility for the attack.

Two policemen, two rangers and one civilian were killed in the attack. This was announced by Murtaza Wahab Siddiqui, a senior leader of the Pakistan People’s Party, the ruling party in Sindh province where Karachi is located.

Of the 14 injured, one is in critical condition.

The siege was brought to an end on February 17, and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah later said the three militants responsible for the attack were killed.

Five heavily-armed militants of the Tehreek-e-Taliban (Pakistan) have been killed after security forces managed to secure back control of the head office building of the Karachi Police Chief which came under a daring attack by the militants in the country’s most populous city.

The attack prompted the Sindh provincial government to declare a state of emergency in Karachi, according to its spokesperson, Sharjeel Memon.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has condemned the attack. “Terrorists may have forgotten that Pakistan is the nation which defeated terrorism with its bravery and courage,” he tweeted.

Pakistan’s Taliban have been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department since September 2010.