Monitoring Desk:


Gunmen attacked the office of the police chief in Karachi on Friday evening. Police sources said the firing was still going on and there were no confirmed reports about the casualties. Huge police contingents reached the spot of the incident to eliminate the terrorists involved in the attack. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident and directed the law enforcers to take action against the terrorists.

The Saddar police station has also issued a statement saying that it had come under attack. “SHO, PI Khalid Hussain Memon informed that unknown accused [attacked] Saddar police station near Karachi Police Office. Firing is going on everywhere,” the statement said.

The office and police station are located next to each other. Extra police contingents and Rangers have been called to the site of the attack.
Extra police contingents and Rangers have been called to the site of the attack.

South DIG Irfan Baloch told reporters that “spectacular” firing was ongoing but said that the situation would be brought under control. He, however, refused to comment on the number of people injured, saying that it could only be confirmed once officials would sweep the area.
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