8 to 10 armed men attacked and have occupied the police head office located on Shaara Faisal in Karachi, the capital of Sindh. As per reports the shooting continued even after the attack.
According to official sources, around 10 armed men have occupied the police head office with suicide jackets and heavy weapons. Eyewitnesses have confirmed that there were loud sounds of firing and explosions and 30 people have been held hostage in the building. According to eyewitnesses, armed men came in a white car. Bombs have also been used. Karachi Police Chief Additional I.G. Sindh Javed Alam Odhu while talking to the media confirmed the attack and said “that my office has been attacked and firing is still going on”.
Pakistani Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has said that the head of the Karachi police was not present in the building at the time of the attack and the number of attackers is said to be six to seven. Explosions were also heard outside the police office while the shooting continued.The lights of the police office have also been switched off.
Spokesman Sindh Rangers said in a statement that the Rangers QRF reached the spot and surrounded the area on the report of the attack on the Karachi Police Chief’s office.