KARACHI - Frequent attacks against the law enforcers claimed the lives of 15 cops in the first month of the current year further demoralising the police force fighting against the terrorism in the City. According to details, police force is suffering under abject miserable circumstances because of proportional increase in the attacks against law-enforcement personnel in the areas dominated by Tehreek-e-Taliban.The areas including Sohrab Goth, Gulshan-e-Mamar, Khawaja Ajmair Nagri, Pirabad, Manghopir, Quaidabad, Landhi, Sultanabad, Saeedabad, Baldia, Banaras, and localities closed to the Pukhtoon-dominated areas where Taliban operatives managed to operate to achieve their illegitimate goals.It is worth mentioning here that target killing and terrorist attacks against police personnel have claimed at least 150 personnel and officers’ lives while some 15 personnel and officers have been killed in January 2013. Sohrab Goth police post and SP Gadap office located at Superhighway, main Sohrab Goth where police have dug up trench in the surroundings of the post and the SP office to avoid any attack with explosive-laden vehicles. But terrorists attacked Sohrab Goth police station and also warned to blow up Sachal police station.The post of rangers located near the Sohrab Goth police post which has also been secured through construction of concrete walls and posts of at least 15-feet height with camouflage colour scheme. It is worth mentioning here that two rangers personnel and a traffic policeman had shot dead at the same post couple of weeks ago when gunmen riding a motorbike resorted to indiscriminate firing and managed to flee. Sources privy to the matter revealed that police officers and personnel residing in above said areas have shifted their residences because of frequent attacks. Police officer in Gadap Town believed that explosive recovered at the blast site in Jannat Gull Town, Sohrab Goth was the biggest trap for police force which reached the blast site. Officer wished to be anonymous said that it was the similar trapping mechanism being used by the terrorists in Landhi area where a DSP among four personnel were killed when they reached to investigate the low intensity blast. Sources said that police personnel deployed in the Sohrab Goth police station, Maimar post, FB Industrial Area police station are performing their duties under extreme threat because a large number of their associates have been killed in last couple of months. Police sources said that police stations located in District West, Gadap Town and Malir not left the doors of police stations open. Police post of Manghopir police station located at Javaida Road remained locked since the day TTP operatives established their organisational structure in the area.Police official when contacted explained that not more than 50 personnel are deployed in each police station even in the troubled areas where police have task to fight against terrorists. Official said that the strength of 50 personnel was not enough for areas because in each shift police have not more than 25 personnel including staffers of the police station and operational police force. One of the most sensitive police station in Manghopir area where total strength of personnel is not more than 45, with two police mobiles and six life jackets. The motor mechanics in the area were not fixing the police mobiles because of the fear of terrorists. DIG West Javaid Audho when contacted confirmed that TTP operates in newly-established areas of west zone are also involved in the killing of police personnel and others.