KARACHI: Terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi on Monday and killing four security guards and a police officer, police said.
The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high-security zone and also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns.
Pakistani Security forces have started taking positions around the complex .#karachistockexchange( Viewer discretion advised) pic.twitter.com/1ccX0BDF4l — LONE WOLF (@Lone_wolf110) June 29, 2020
The assailants had come in a silver Corolla car, Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said.
SSP City Muqaddas Haider said that seven injured persons had been shifted to a hospital for medical treatment.
“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.”
The police and Rangers’ officials arrived at the scene and killed all the four terrorists near the entrance gates, Sindh Rangers said.
Four security guards and a police sub-inspector were killed as they foiled their attempt to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) compound on Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road, also known as Pakistan’s Wall Street, a report said.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident, which he said was aimed at tarnishing Pakistan’s “relentless war on terror”.
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.— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) June 29, 2020