After the attack, SSP city began conducting an operation in Lyari along with a heavy contingent of police and arrested four suspects.— Dawn (File Photo)

KARACHI: Unknown armed men opened fire on a police vehicle in the PIB colony area of Karachi, killing three policemen early on Thursday morning, DawnNews reported.

Meanwhile an armoured vehicle of the police came under gunfire attack in Lyari, after which the police conducted an operation in the area and arrested four suspects.

According to the police, a police vehicle was on routine patrol in PIB colony when it came under indiscriminate firing by unknown assailants, critically injuring all three policemen onboard the vehicle.

The injured policemen were rushed to Jinnah hospital where all three succumbed to their wounds. Those killed in the attack were identified as ASI Dhani Baksh, Constable Nisar and Constable Ramzan.

Earlier an armoured vehicle of the police was on routine patrol when it was attacked by unknown attackers in the Naya’abad area of Lyari. No one was injured in the attack whereas firing continued periodically and tension gripped the area after the incident.

SSP city began conducting an operation in the area along with a heavy contingent of police and arrested four suspects.

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