Karachi cop Rao Anwar escapes yet another hit, four assailants killed


The convoy of senior Karachi police officer Rao Anwar came under attack by heavily armed gunmen outside his home in Malir Cantt on Saturday. All policemen, travelling in the convoy, remained unhurt whereas all attackers were killed in retaliatory fire.

Senior Superintendent of Police Rao Anwar was heading out of his house, situated in Malir Cantt area of Karachi in a convoy, when he observed four men in a car and on a motorcycle conducting reconnaissance in the area. According to the police officer, the men, who looked suspicious, opened fire when they were asked to stop.

Police responded with retaliatory firing as a result of which two men, who were travelling by car, died on the spot. The other two motorcycle-riding men also tried to flee from the scene but policemen chased them and killed them in a subsequent encounter.

Anwar said the CNICs of the assailants have been recovered. The four suspects were identified as Qari Alamgir, Haider Ali, Iqbal and Mahir Badshah, according to Malir Cantonment SHO Irshad Gabol. The officer claimed that they belonged to outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan(TTP).

SSP Anwar was attacked earlier in May during which assailants hurled grenades and opened fire on his convoy while the police officer was returning home from the residence of slain DSP Fateh Muhammad Sangi.

Earlier in 2012 a suicide bomber had also attacked him when the police officer was on his way to court.