LIVE: Terrorists attack Karachi police chief's office, TTP responsible

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Terror attack, Karachi, Pakistan

Police take position after a police office building was attacked by gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan February 17, 2023. (Pic: Reuters)

Militants stormed a police station in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on Friday, killing at least two people amid gunfire and explosions, officials said. Police snipers took up positions near the station, and all lights in the area were turned off. The Karachi police surgeon told Reuters that two people had been killed and three wounded. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a militant group, took responsibility for the attack in a message sent by their spokesman to journalists. "Can't exactly tell how many terrorists have entered but there are at least more than five," Deputy Inspector General Irfan Baloch told Reuters.
The station houses offices of the city's most senior police. Baloch said there could have been up to 30 police at the station at the time of the attack. Overseas cricket players are currently competing in the Pakistan Super League, and Karachi is one of the host cities. There is a game scheduled for Saturday. The police station is located along the route to the stadium and the players' hotel is a few kilometres away.
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First Published: Feb 17 2023 | 8:15 AM IST

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