Counter-terrorism officer killed in terrorist attack in Karachi

by IANS |

Islamabad, July 8 (IANS) A Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officer was killed in a terrorist attack in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, police officials said.


CTD Deputy Inspector General Asif Aijaz Shaikh told the press on Sunday that unknown terrorists riding a motorcycle sprayed bullets at a senior CTD officer when he was visiting his friend in the Karimabad area of Karachi, critically injuring him and a security guard, reports Xinhua news agency.


The injured CTD officer succumbed to his injuries on the way to a nearby hospital, said the official, adding that the attackers promptly fled the scene.


Police said that it was a targeted attack on the CTD personnel, and the attackers opened fire after he came out of his bullet-proof vehicle.

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