Five-member committee formed to probe Karachi terror attack

Sindh Police Inspector General (IG) Ghulam Memon constituted a five-member committee on Saturday to probe the attack on the Karachi Police Office (KPO) on Friday evening, Express News reported

The committee—headed by DIG CTD Zulfiqar Larak—comprises of DIG South, DIG CIA, SSP Tariq Nawaz and In-Charge CTD Umar Khattab

The committee has been tasked with identifying the handlers and facilitators of the terrorists

Also read: Security forces identify two terrorists involved in Karachi attack Meanwhile, Additional IG Karachi Javed Alam Odhu presided over a meeting regarding the terrorist incidents during which officers of the law enforcement agencies were also present

The participants of the meeting were informed that weapons, grenades and suicide jackets were recovered from the possession of the terrorists

In the meeting, the footage from the CCTV cameras installed in the KPO was also reviewed

'Additional IG was the target' DIG South Irfan Baloch has claimed that the terrorists were targeting the Karachi Additional IG, noting that they had known which floor his office was on

Read more: PM Shehbaz condemns Karachi terrorist attack, calls for 'collective action' According to the Karachi police, the terrorists had been planning the attack for a month and had visited the police office before

"The terrorists continued to gather information for a month

They had come to the office of Additional IG Karachi," said DIG Baloch He further said that the attack was carried out after the terrorists completed their surveillance

"The terrorists came in a vehicle from Saddar," he added

Khattab confirmed that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was involved in the KPO attack

"The terrorists have been identified and the vehicle in which they came is being investigated," he said, adding that progress is being made to trace of the facilitators of the terrorists

Security forces have identified two of the terrorists involved in the attack

Of the three militants killed in the retaliatory action by the security forces, two terrorists hailed from Lakki Marwat and North Waziristan in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) province

The police office building reportedly suffered significant damage during the attack

Many walls a pockmarked with bullets while windows and doors have been destroyed

A suicide bomber had detonated himself on the stairs adjacent to the elevator in front of the Karachi police chief's office, causing severe damage to the office on the fourth floor

Also read: Imran blames intelligence failure for Karachi terror attack The Karachi police also shared a video of the attack, showing DIG East Muqadas Haider and his gunman Taimur fighting off the terrorists

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Date:19-Feb-2023 Reference:View Original Link