Counter-terrorism officer killed in terrorist attack in Pakistan’s Karachi

Islamabad, July 8 (UNI) An officer of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) was killed in a terrorist attack in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi, police officials have said.

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

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

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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