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COAS vows ‘all-out support’ to Sindh police in anti-terror fight

KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has expressed condolence over killing of seven policemen guarding polio team in Karachi and assured the Sindh police high-ups of ‘complete’ assistance in fight against terrorism, ARY News reported.

The army chief phoned up Inspector General Sindh Police Allah Dino Khwaja today and expressed sorrow over deaths of cops.

According to Sindh police spokesperson, the COAS appreciated provincial police efforts against militancy and assured that Sindh police would be given all assistance required in rooting out the menace of terrorism.

He expressed his resolve to rid all four provinces of terrorism.

Read more: Seven cops killed in attack amid polio vaccination drive

Motorcycle gunmen on April 21 shot dead seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Karachi.

“The gunmen first opened fire on three policemen in the streets of Orangi Town, killing them all,” police said, adding: “Later they shot dead four policemen, who were sitting in a police mobile van” a few streets away.

The polio workers, who were unharmed in the attack, were on the third day of an immunisation drive.

Speaking to the media, IG Sindh Khawaja announced a $50,000 reward for the arrest of the gunmen, as well as $20,000 compensation to each of the victims’ families.

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