Mastermind of attack on Karachi police headquarters killed in gun battle
KARACHI: The mastermind in the back of the February 17 attack on the police headquarters of Karachi and his associate had been killed all over an come upon, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) introduced on Monday.
Three safety forces and a civilian had been killed and 18 safety forces wounded, in keeping with govt officers and Ghulam Nabi Memon, leader of Sindh police, in the attack claimed via Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Two suicide bombers had been additionally killed and no less than one blew himself up after getting into the police development.
Aryadullah, who was once known because the mastermind of the attack, was once shot useless via CTD officers after receiving a tip-off in the Manghopir neighbourhood of Karachi.
According to the CTD, Aryadullah was once a commander of the proscribed Afghanistan-based militant team, whilst the opposite militant killed in the trade of fireplace was once known as Abdul Waheed.
Additionally, two different people had been arrested all over the operation.
Pakistan has witnessed a surge in militant assaults since November when the gang ended a monthslong cease-fire with the federal government.
TTP is a separate team however are allies of the Taliban in Afghanistan, who seized energy there in 2021 as US and NATO troops withdrew. The takeover emboldened TTP militants, whose most sensible leaders and combatants are hiding around the border.
The brazen attack got here weeks after a suicide bomber disguised as a policeman killed 101 other people at a mosque in Peshawar. Authorities blamed the TTP for orchestrating the bombing and Sarbakaf Mohmand, a TTP commander, claimed duty for it.
— With AP