KARACHI – The brazen terror attack in Sindh’s capital panicked residents of the port city as four people were martyred and over a dozen suffered injuries after TTP militants stormed the police headquarters on Friday.
As officials named a high-level committee to probe, CCTV footage surfaced, showing the attacker barging into the sensitive building.
CCTV clip shows three heavily armed militants roaming inside the KPO building, taking positions on the first floor of the premises. The gun-touting militants can be seen carrying modern weapons, and bags loaded with ammunition as they stormed the police compound.
"The CCTV footage captures the moment when TTP terrorists entered the Karachi Police Office."
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The CCTV footage shows a terrorist moving forward, while others followed him as they communicated with hand gestures, covertly moving inside the premises.
They later hurled grenades and opened fire, starting a gun battle that continued till midnight. An operation was launched by commandoes and paramilitary forces in which all attackers were gunned down.
Earlier in the day, the identities of two of the terrorists were revealed. One of the three attackers was identified as Kifayatullah, a resident of Wanda Amir, Lakki Marwat; the second was identified as Zala Noor, a resident of North Waziristan.
A day after the attack, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah briefed Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif about the untoward incident.