The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the Sindh Police swung into action and conducted raids at multiple locations and arrested three suspects for their involvement in the brazen Karachi Police Office attack.
According to media reports, the law enforcement agency conducted raids in the Al-Asif Square area of Sohrab Goth on the outskirts of Karachi after geofencing data identified several facilitators of the terror attack that shocked the city on Friday.
A case has also been registered against the Tehreek-e-Taliban at a CTD police station.
The sources, aware of the developments regarding investigations into the KPO attack, confided that the action was taken on an intelligence report during which three suspects were taken into custody and shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation.
Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies have obtained the CCTV footage of the KPO attack. As per details obtained from the footage, the attackers entered the KPO at around 7:15pm by opening fire at the constable manning the main gate between the mosque and KPO and hurled grenades soon after it.
Before reaching the first floor, they shot Amjad Masih, a janitor, and again lobbed a grenade attack.
Meanwhile, the police commandos took positions and retaliated. Most of the shootout took place on the first and the second floor.
Quoting the details of the FIR lodged at the CTD police station, officials said that law-enforcing agencies, including police and Rangers, immediately reached the KPO after receiving information from the wireless police control about the attack.
The forces took a cautious strategy as office staff was inside the building and entered the building through different directions amid the sound of heavy gunfire and explosions.
By the time, the security contingents entered the building the militants had reached the second floor.
The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was instructed to clear the building by preserving the suicide jackets and other explosive materials held by the terrorists.
Officials quoting eyewitnesses revealed that three terrorists had got off the car number ALF-043 outside the Family Quarters of Police Lines and scaled the wall of KPO by cutting the barbed wire.
They added that there were also two other men on a motorcycle who greeted the attackers before their entry to the building and rode away.