On Monday, terrorists attacked Pakistan’s stock exchange in Karachi injuring people and killing at least two people. As per media reports, officials have said that all the four terrorists have been killed along with two others.
The gunmen are said to have attacked the high-security building with guns and grenades. According to several media reports, four people have been injured in the attack. As reported by Hindustan Times, Police officer Rizwan Ahmed said that the gunmen opened fire at the entrance and then entered the stock exchange.
The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) said in a tweet that the situation is still unfolding and the security forces are managing the situation. “There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation,” read the tweet.
“We will issue a more detailed statement in due course once the situation is under control and more details are known. For now, firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place,” followed another tweet by the exchange.
We will issue a more detailed statement in due course once the situation is under control and more details are known.
For now firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place.
— PSX (@pakstockexgltd) June 29, 2020
The Governor of Sindh, Imran Ismail in his tweet strongly condemned the attack which he said aimed at “tarnishing our relentless war on terror”. He further stated that he has instructed security agencies to catch the perpetrators alive and make sure they are given “exemplary punishment”. However, the four gunmen were later declared killed by the officers.
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
The stock exchange is located in Karachi’s financial district where Pakistan state bank is also located along with other national and international financial establishments. According to reports, no group has as of yet declared responsibility for the attack.