3 policemen killed, 1 injured in Karachi

Published: June 24, 2014
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The policemen, who were on motorcycles in the area, were fired at by unknown attackers. PHOTO: FILE

The policemen, who were on motorcycles in the area, were fired at by unknown attackers. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Three policemen were killed and one other was injured in a firing incident in Manghopir, Mianwali Colony in Karachi, within the limits of the Pirabad police station on Tuesday. 

A passerby was also injured in the attack.

The police personnel on their motorcycles were patrolling in the area – notorious for the presence of the Taliban – when armed militants targeted them.

Police officials said that after attacking and killing the cops, the militants fled with the police officials’ sub-machine guns.

A couple of days back, Rangers and police had killed five militants during a grand operation in Manghopir’s Sultanabad area, and had recovered four abducted industrialists and traders.

Police officials said that the shooting today was apparently the reaction of the killings of the militants.

An extra contingent of law enforcers reached the area and cordoned off the entire locality. Rangers were also called into the area to conduct a search operation.

The bodies and injured were immediately moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

Additional IG Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo said that the militants carried out today’s attacks on the police to avenge their comrades’ killings by law enforcers.

“Our actions against militants will continue until the elimination of terrorists and terrorism in a city,” he said. He also announced Rs2 million for each deceased cop’s family.

The deceased policemen were identified as Soomar, 38, Ghulam Ali, 40, and Munawar, 43.

The injured policeman was identified as Ali Nawaz, 40 and the injured passerby was identified as Shahid Omar Din, 35.

Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan took notice of the killings of the policemen,  and asked Sindh IGP Iqbal Mehmood to submit a report regarding the killings within 24 hours.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Asad
    Jun 24, 2014 - 7:25PM

    These are the men who sacrificed their lives for this country and nobody give a damn about them…..Its a shame that yesterday approximately 100 policemen were injured and actually no political party condemned the incident…..

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  • bash gul
    Jun 24, 2014 - 8:05PM

    Our brave and honest police who really do their duty are treated like canon fodder by the higher ups. They were not even provided with the bullet proof jackets. All the state-of-the- art security arms and equipment are for the police on protocol duty and to protect the VIPs. Every now a then we hear that the Rangers have conducted a targeted operation in the Monghopir and Sultanabad area, but still there are pockets of these terrorists. A blanket search operation should be carried out to completely wipe out these terrorists.Recommend

  • Javed Qamer
    Jun 24, 2014 - 8:20PM

    I am so sorry about the killings of the policemen. Governor takes notice” In Zardaris time it was “President takes strict notice”. What does it mean.
    Is this some kind of secret language. The people in charge of the police station should immediately get involved and take action.
    You dont need some higher ups taking strict notice etc.

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  • Nasir Mahmood
    Jun 24, 2014 - 8:42PM

    Instead of taking notice, Governor should announce depolitisizing police, the result will be obvious.

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  • Citizen26
    Jun 24, 2014 - 9:40PM

    Killing on any innocent person must not be allowed at any cost.
    But, I see some people are showing great sympathy with police. Sorry to say, but police does need to be reformed in this country. Recruitment is itself biased, favored and politicised. Police has no formal training programs and has gained a reputation of toxically corrupt institute in the country.
    This is all unfortunate but cannot be neglected either.

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  • i know
    Jun 24, 2014 - 10:16PM

    @Javed Qamer…in Punjab Shabaz takes notice,and in Islamabad Chief Justice takes notice..pakistan has become a country of notices..

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  • Urban Legend
    Jun 25, 2014 - 2:30AM

    @Nasir Mahmood: Depoliticizing police will eliminate TTP from Karachi or policemen will become immortal?

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