Terrorists launched a grenade attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday morning. All four attackers killed came in a silver Corolla car. The gunmen attacked the building with grenades and guns, local media reported. The attackers were reportedly wearing clothes usually worn by police officials while they are off-duty. The building is in a high security zone and also houses the head offices of many private banks.
Police said all four militants that attacked the busy Pakistan Stock Exchange Monday morning have been killed as four security guards and a police sub-inspector were martyred in the attack.
“Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters news agency.
The militants launched a grenade attack at the main gate of the building and attempted to storm the building after opening indiscriminate fire. Police said at least five persons had been injured in the attack, reported Geo News.
— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2020
The PSX building and surrounding areas were sealed by law enforcement agencies. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. People inside the PSX building are being evacuated from the back door.
“An unfortunate incident took place at the Pakistan Stock Exchange,” said Abid Ali Habib, Director Pakistan Stock Exchange. “They made their way from our parking area and opened fire on everyone.”
He said that the militants had stormed the Railway Ground parking area and fired outside the PSX ground. Habib said that the firing by militants caused panic among the people in the building.
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Strongly condemn the attack on PSX aimed at tarnishing our relentless war on terror. Have instructed the IG & security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive & their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. We shall protect Sindh at all costs.
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Speaking to Geo TV, the Inspector-General Karachi said that the situation was under control and all militants had been killed in the attack. He said that Rangers and police officials had entered the building and were conducting a search operation.
According to the IG, the attackers were reportedly wearing clothes usually worn by police officials while they are off-duty.
Developing: Here's the scene moments after gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi.
— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) June 29, 2020
At least two attackers are seen disembarking from a blue sedan with weapons amidst sporadic firing in an unverified amateur video of the attack being shared on social media.
Police said the militants conducted the assault with sophisticated weapons and were carrying a bag which probably held explosives.
“All militants involved in the Pakistan Stock Exchange attack have been killed,” said Sindh Rangers.
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