TTP claims killing of policemen in Karachi

KARACHI: At least three policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), were killed on Friday when armed men opened fire on their vehicle in Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Hadeed area.

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson Muhammad Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack in an email sent to journalists.

Police sources say Bin Qasim Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Fateh Mohammad Sangi was on a routine patrol with his driver, constable Farooq, and a guard, constable Nazeer, when motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on the vehicle they were travelling in, severely injuring the three men. The unidentified assailants fled after attacking the vehicle.

Police and emergency teams reached the spot, situated near Bacha Khan Chowk in Gulshan-i-Hadeed Phase-I area within the remit of Steel Town police station of Karachi.

The injured men were shifted to a nearby hospital where all three succumbed to their wounds during treatment. Investigative teams recovered 22 bullet casings from the scene of the crime.