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Karachi: Four heavily armed terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday morning, killing four security guards and a police sub-inspector. The media reports said that four terrorists were also killed in the shootout. The terrorists who came in the car tried to sneak into the multi-storey building located in the city’s high-security commercial center, fired indiscriminately at its main gate and hurled grenades.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (South), Jamil Ahmed said militants armed with automatic machine guns, hand grenades and other explosives tried to enter the courtyard leading from the parking lot to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) building, but the security forces within the compound Only thwarted his attack.
“They initially threw grenades and opened fire at his entrance to enter the courtyard but one of them was killed immediately and had to retreat,” he said. Sindh Rangers said that police and Ranger officers reached the spot and killed all four terrorists near the entrance. Police said the attack also killed four security guards and a sub-inspector of police who foiled their attempt to enter the PSX, also known as Wall Street in Pakistan, on II Chundrigar Road, Karachi. Two civilians were also killed in the attack. “Explosives, grenades and even food items were recovered from the body of the attackers, indicating that he had come with the intention of prolonged siege of the building,” the official said.
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The Majid Brigade attached to the Bluechistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for the attack. This organization was also involved in the attack on the Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar last year in which eight people were killed. A senior official of the Anti-Terrorism Department said that a terrorist has been identified as Salman, who hails from the troubled Bluechistan province. DSP Jamil said that no terrorist could reach the main business hall or the building and the business did not stop even during the attack. PSX managing director Farukh Khan said that “the number of people present in the courtyard was less than usual today because many people are still staying at home due to Kovid-19”. Sindh Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Mahar said that the bodies of the attackers have been captured for forensic investigation and investigation.
He said, “None of them even reached close to the main building. All four were killed at the entrance of the enclosure leading up to the PSX. ” Sindh Police Surgeon Dr. Karr Ahmed Abbasi confirmed seven dead bodies and seven injured people including policemen were brought to the Civil Hospital in Karachi. The firing of terrorists caused panic among the people present in the building.
Some traders told TV news channels that they all gathered in their offices and cabins immediately after the firing started because they were told to stay inside. One businessman said, “We were very scared thinking what would happen if these terrorists managed to enter the building.”
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Senior police officer Sharjeel Kharal said the attackers were armed with automatic weapons and had come with hostage operations. Additional Inspector General of Sindh (IG) Ghulam Nabi Memon said that there was a shootout between the attackers and the security guard and two were killed. The other two managed to enter the gate but they were held in the building yard and both of them were killed. The building and surrounding areas have been sealed and people have been evacuated through the back door. According to some reports, the attackers were wearing clothes that policemen usually wear while not on duty. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah condemned the attack and said it was “an attack on national security and the economy.”
He said, “Anti-national elements want to take advantage of the situation created by the virus.” Sindh province governor Imran Ismail also condemned the incident. He said on Twitter, “I strongly condemn the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange.” This attack has been done to weaken our fight against terrorism. The IG and security agencies were instructed to capture the perpetrators of the incident alive and punish their bosses severely. We will protect Sindh at all costs. ”Three days before this attack, there were three minor terrorist attacks in Ghotki and Larkana of Karachi and Sindh in which four people including two Ranger soldiers were killed and many were injured. Were.
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