Weapons Analysis: TTP Training and Attack on a Karachi Police Station
In February, the Pakistani Taliban besieged and took over a police station in Karachi, sparking a battle that lasted several hours. The militants stormed the building, firing on occupants and setting off explosives, killing two people. Security forces later retook the facility and killed three jihadists before sweeping the building for leftover explosives and other hazards.
The attack follows the recent resurgence of the Pakistani Taliban and demonstrated the group’s ability to strike high-value and hardened targets in major cities like Karachi. The group just released a video showing the perpetrators training for the operation and celebrating them as martyrs. This article provides an analysis of the weapons shown in the propaganda release.