All 4 Terrorists Killed After An Attack On Pakistan Stock Exchange


The Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday came under a terrorist attack. Four gunmen attacked the PSX building but security forces soon killed them all, said Reuters. Two other people were also killed, the military was quoted as saying in the report.

There were reports of intense firing and hand grenade attacks before the security officials took over the building.
Militants launched a grenade attack at the main gate of the building and stormed the building after firing indiscriminately as per local media reports.

A sub-inspector and two security guards were martyred. Meanwhile, seven people, including three police officials, were injured, according to a police statement.

What happened at the PSX?

The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high-security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, said Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon.

“Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car,” Memon said.

The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility in a post on Twitter but Reuters was not able to verify its authenticity.

Moreover, a police officer and the security guard stationed outside the PSX building were among the wounded. The injured are shifted to Civil Hospital. Meanwhile, the surrounding areas were sealed by police and Rangers personnel.

“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 gunmen initially threw a grenade then opened fire on a security post outside the building. The four were killed when security forces posted there responses.

Since the coronavirus outbreak, the economy and market have been suffering a lot. Foreign investors have also withdrawn $263 million from debt securities.

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