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.
Police sources say Bin Qasim Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Fateh Mohammad Sangi was on way to his office with his driver and a guard when motorcycle-riding gunmen opened fire on the vehicle they were travelling in, severely injuring the three men.
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.
Speaking to the press, Inspector General Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali “We believe this attack to be an organised terrorist strategy, and we are investigating in great depth.”
Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism.
Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.