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Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi attacked by armed men; 9 killed

The unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the main gate of the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi as they tried to storm it.

June 29, 2020 / 01:12 PM IST

Four heavily armed militants attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi on June 29, killing four security guards and a police sub-inspector. The gunmen were subsequently shot dead by security forces, local media reports said.

The unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the main gate of the building as they tried to storm it.

Police said that all the terrorists have been killed while five persons injured in the attack.

AK-47 rifles, hand grenades, magazines and other explosive material have been recovered, the police said, adding that the equipment indicated that they had come for a long siege.

The militants could not enter the trading hall, Dawn News reported, adding that trading had not been stopped and was still continuing.

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

Sindh's Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident. "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," Ismail tweeted.

(With inputs from PTI)
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first published: Jun 29, 2020 11:36 am

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