The four terrorists, who attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi this morning, were killed, police said. Two other people were killed in the attack, officials said.
Armed men attacked the building, which is in a high-security area which also houses the headquarters of many private banks, with grenades and rifles, Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told the agency Reuters press release. “Four attackers were killed, they had come to a silver Corolla,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters news agency.
No terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack. The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) tweeted that “the situation is still unfolding”. “There was an attack on the PSX complex earlier today. The situation is still ongoing and management, with the help of the security forces, is managing security and monitoring the situation,” said the official. one of the articles.
We will issue a more detailed statement in due course when the situation is under control and more details are known.
For now, the shooting has stopped and reinforcements are in place.
– PSX (@pakstockexgltd) June 29, 2020
“We will issue a more detailed statement in due course when the situation is under control and more details are known. For now, the shooting has stopped and reinforcements are in place,” added another tweet.
Sindh province governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident. “We strongly condemn the attack on the PSX aimed at tarnishing our relentless war on terror. We have asked the IG and the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are captured alive and their managers are given exemplary sanctions. protect Sindh at all costs, “he said. on Twitter.
Let us firmly condemn the attack on the PSX aimed at tarnishing our relentless war on terror. Have instructed the IG and the security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are captured alive and that their masters are punished in an exemplary manner. We will protect Sindh at all costs.
– Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) June 29, 2020
Karachi was once a hotbed of crime and political and ethnic violence, heavily armed groups linked to politicians frequently shooting opponents and launching attacks on residential areas, the AFP news agency reported.
However, the situation has largely stabilized in recent years following operations carried out by security agencies against armed political outfits and terrorists.
(With contributions from AFP, Reuters, PTI)