Gunmen kill three cops in Karachi

Published May 27, 2015
Security personnel collect evidence after an attack on a police vehicle in Karachi on May 27, 2015. — AFP
Security personnel collect evidence after an attack on a police vehicle in Karachi on May 27, 2015. — AFP
A Ranger  collects evidence with the help of a dog after an attack on a police vehicle in Karachi on May 27, 2015.  — AFP
A Ranger collects evidence with the help of a dog after an attack on a police vehicle in Karachi on May 27, 2015. — AFP
Security personnel collect evidence after an attack on a police vehicle in Karachi on May 27, 2015. — AFP
Security personnel collect evidence after an attack on a police vehicle in Karachi on May 27, 2015. — AFP
A police van passes a damaged police vehicle with blood stains, after three policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 27, 2015. — Reuters
A police van passes a damaged police vehicle with blood stains, after three policemen were killed by unidentified gunmen, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 27, 2015. — Reuters
Security personnel collect evidence with the help of a dog after an attack on police vehicles in Karachi on May 27, 2015. — AFP
Security personnel collect evidence with the help of a dog after an attack on police vehicles in Karachi on May 27, 2015. — AFP

KARACHI: At least three policemen, including a sub-inspector and two constables, were killed and another wounded early on Wednesday when unidentified attackers opened fire on a police mobile van in Karachi's Bhangoria Goth area, a shanty-town in the limits of the Azizabad police.

The assailants managed to escape from the scene after the attack.

A view of the police van which was fired upon by unknown attackers in Karachi. — DawnNews screengrab
A view of the police van which was fired upon by unknown attackers in Karachi. — DawnNews screengrab

Security and rescue teams reached the spot. Security personnel cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

— DawnNews screengrab
— DawnNews screengrab

The director-general of Rangers, Major General Bilal Akbar, also visited the attack site.

Sindh's newly-appointed Home Minister Suhail Anwar Siyal also took notice of the incident and sought a report from DIG west Feroz Shah within two days.

Rescue sources said that the policemen were performing their routine night duties when they were attacked. They added that the victims were shifted to a nearby hospital.

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