KARACHI: At least five people have reportedly been killed in a firing incident and grenade attack at the Pakistan Stock Exchange located on main I.I. Chundrigar in Karachi.
According to police, four terrorists have been shot dead by law-enforcement agencies and the terror attack has been foiled. Pakistan Rangers Sindh have issued a statement confirming that all terrorists involved in the attack have been killed.
Law-enforcement agencies including police and Rangers personnel had reached the area and sealed the main road for traffic while a large contingent has been deployed outside the stock exchange.
The terrorists stormed the main building before a grenade attack outside the gate and opened indiscriminate fire. The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment and a state of emergency has been declared at the Civil Hospital.
The situation at the PSX building is now under control and trading has resumed, while a search and clear operation is underway. A police officer and a security guard were among those wounded in the firing incident.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has strongly condemned the attack on PSX which he said was “aimed at tarnishing our relentless war on terror.”
The governor said he has instructed the Inspector-General and security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive and their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. “We shall protect Sindh at all costs,” he said.
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