TTP claims responsibility for Karachi attack
KARACHI: The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in the Defence area of the city Monday morning, Geo News reported.
SSP CID Chaudhry Aslam was targeted when attackers rammed an explosive-laden vehicle outside his residence. It is being reported that a Toyota Corolla was used in the attack.
Investigations into the attack are underway and police and other law enforcement agencies are gathering evidence from the scene.
The intensity of the blast was so severe that windows of houses located two streets away were also destroyed.
Speaking to the media, CCPO Saud Mirza said 300 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack. Mirza added that the police repeatedly received threats from the Taliban.