In a significant breakthrough, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has claimed to have killed the mastermind behind the Karachi Police Office (KPO) attack, Iriadullah, along with an accomplice, Abdul Wahid, in an encounter in the Mai Gari Shrine area of Karachi.
The KPO attack, which occurred on February 17, resulted in the martyrdom of four individuals, including two policemen, one Rangers official, and a civilian. Three terrorists were also killed in the incident.
Acting on a tip-off, the CTD team arrived at the scene and was met with gunfire from the terrorists. In the exchange of fire, the mastermind behind the KPO attack and his accomplice were killed, and two others were arrested.
The CTD also recovered a suicide jacket, five weapons, and two motorcycles from the possession of the deceased terrorists. The bomb disposal squad defused the suicide jacket.
Following the KPO attack, Sindh Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ghulam Nabi Memon had formed a five-member inquiry committee to investigate the matter. The committee, headed by DIG Sindh Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Zulfiqar Larik, was tasked with ascertaining the facts behind the attack.
The successful operation against the mastermind behind the KPO attack has been hailed as a significant achievement in the fight against terrorism. The CTD and other law enforcement agencies continue to work tirelessly to rid the country of terrorism and ensure the safety of its citizens.