KARACHI: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has filed the cases of seven police official deaths in Orangi town deployed on the security of polio workers in the area, Aaj News reported.
IG Sindh Police Allah Dino Khawaja said that the group responsible for the attack has been identified and assured that justice will be served.
On Wednesday late afternoon, seven police officials died succumbing to injuries sustained in a result of firing on police van in two separate incidents deployed for the security of polio workers in Bangla Bazar, Orangi Town.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack on Polio workers security team along with Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
Feroz Shah, a senior police official, told AFP that eight gunmen carried out the killings in two separate attacks in the city’s western Orangi Town neighbourhood.
“The gunmen first opened fire on three policemen in the streets of Orangi Town, killing them all,” he said, adding: “Later they shot dead four policemen, who were sitting in a police mobile van” a few streets away.”
On Monday, the anti-polio campaign begun in the metropolis. During three-day campaign anti-polio volunteers had to cover 188 union councils of 18 towns in Karachi. Over 24,60000 children under the age of five were planned to be vaccinated in the drive.
The Anti-polio drive is continuing in the city a day after the incident.
Law enforcement agencies (LEA) have vowed to ensure protection of polio
workers against miscreants.