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Karachi Terror Attack: Pakistan Stock Exchange Comes Under Gun and Grenade Attack, Nine Killed

A plainclothes police officer surveys the location of an assault on the Pakistan Stocks Exchange entrance in Karachi. (Reuters)

Four safety guards and a police sub-inspector had been killed within the terror assault on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi. Seven injured individuals have been shifted to a hospital.

  • Last Updated: June 29, 2020, 12:47 PM IST

Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani Stock Exchange constructing in Karachi on Monday, killing 4 safety guards and a police sub-inspector earlier than being shot useless in an change of fireside, media reviews stated.

The militants had launched a grenade assault on the principal gate of the constructing and tried to storm the constructing after opening indiscriminate fireplace. SSP City Muqaddas Haider stated that seven injured individuals had been shifted to a hospital for medical remedy.

A clearance operation is now underway within the neighborhood. The constructing is in a excessive safety zone of the town and in addition homes the top places of work of many non-public banks.

“Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon instructed Reuters.

There was no fast declare of accountability. Weapons and hand grenades have been recovered from the attackers.

Officials stated that the incident came about close to the principle gate of the inventory change, and surrounding areas have been sealed by police and Rangers personnel.

“An unfortunate incident took place at the Pakistan Stock Exchange,” stated Abid Ali Habib, Director Pakistan Stock Exchange. “They made their way from our parking area and opened fire on everyone.”

Speaking to Geo TV, the Inspector-General Karachi stated that the scenario was below management and all militants had been killed within the assault. He stated that Rangers and police officers had entered the constructing and had been conducting a search operation.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident, which he stated was aimed toward tarnishing Pakistan’s “relentless war on terror”.

“Have instructed the IG & security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive and their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. We shall protect Sindh at all costs,” he tweeted.

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