KARACHI: A police officer was killed and three policemen and a passerby were wounded when a police mobile van was attacked in Korangi area of Karachi late on Tuesday.
According to details, the police van came under attack when on a routine patrolling in Korangi No 4.
Police officials said that at least six armed men on three motorcycles fired on the patrolling van. As a result of the attack, ASI Ibrahim was killed on the spot and three other policemen, head constable Idrees and constables Akbar and Imran were wounded.
A passerby, identified as Abbas, was also wounded in the attack. The victims were moved to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
While talking to media personnel, Additional IG Ghulam Qadir Thebo said that police officials had managed to return fire and one attacker is believed to have been injured in the attack.
Landhi division SP Faisal Noor said that the armed men used 9mm pistols and sub-machine guns (SMGs), hinting that the could be a reprisal for the onging operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan.
Further investigation into the attacks are underway.