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‘Mastermind’ of Karachi Police Office terror attack killed

The mastermind of the February 17 terror attack on the Karachi Police Office (KPO) and an accomplice were killed in an encounter with the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), according to sources.

The CTD responded to a tip near the Northern Bypass in Manghopir, killing Iriadullah, the mastermind of the Karachi Police Office attack.

According to CTD officials, two terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire, including Iriadullah, the mastermind of the KPO attack, and his accomplice, while two others were arrested.

According to the CTD, Iriadullah was a commander of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Karachi, while Abdul Waheed was the second terrorist killed.

Three terrorists wearing suicide vests entered the KPO building last month. Police commandos and paramilitary soldiers cleared the building in the hours that followed.

The operation killed all three terrorists, and four people, including two police officers and a Sindh Rangers sub-inspector, embraced martyrdom in the four-hour-long operation.

At least 17 other people were injured in the terror attack, which occurred after a deadly suicide attack at a Peshawar Civil Lines Mosque that killed at least 85 people.

The tense operation was carried out by DIG East Muqadas Haider, DIG South Ifran Baloch, DIG Rapid Response Force (RRF) Nasir Aftab, Special Security Unit (SSU), and Sindh Rangers. The Pakistan Army also aided law enforcement.

A case was eventually filed against the TTP at a CTD police station.

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