Sheikh Rasheed issues terror warning for Islamabad following killing of policeman

Jan 18, 2022: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Tuesday warned of further incidents related to terrorism after a policeman was killed and two others were injured in a firing incident at a check post in the federal capital.

Monday night’s gun battle, in which two militants were also shot dead, began when two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on a police checkpoint near the Karachi Company police station.

He told reporters after the funeral prayers of the martyred police officer Rasheed said, “It was not an incident of robbery or theft. Terrorists opened fire on them [policemen]. It is a sign to us that in Islamabad terrorism is on the rise. ”

“Islamabad police and other forces are on alert.”

Sheikh Rasheed said authorities needed to remain alert, as he noted the incident was “purely of terrorism”. Rasheed said the authorities had tracked down the “sleeper cell” of the terrorists through their motorcycle.

Shahid Zaman, a senior Islamabad Police official, also told AFP the incident was “an act of terrorism”.

The martyred police official has been identified as Head Constable Munawwar, while the injured include Amin and Rashid, a spokesperson for the police said.

Police representatives added that the wounded officers received treatment at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS).

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