On June 29th, unknown gunmen attacked the Pakistan stock exchange in the city of Karachi.
four militants tried to enter the territory of the exchange in Pakistani Karachi, but their car was stopped by security agencies. During the search, the terrorists opened fire on the guards and tried to break into the building, but were rebuffed by the guards and the police on duty. After an intense skirmish, all four attackers were eliminated. The attack killed four guards, one police officer and a casual passerby.
There is an investigation going on at the scene.
“Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters.
Video from inside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building – intense firing can be heard pic.twitter.com/7xxYW92nHo
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The Balochistan Liberation Army, also known as the Baloch Liberation Army, claimed responsibility for the attack, publishing a photograph of the four militants from the “Majeed Brigade.”
The heavily-armed terrorists were spotted wearing flak jackets. Security forces have found hand grenades, AK-47 rifles, magazines and other explosive material from the spot, which indicates that the terrorists had come for a long siege.
“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, the Pakistan Stock Exchange director.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah condemned the attack, saying it was “akin to an attack on national security and economy”.
“Anti-state elements want to take advantage of the virus situation,” said Shah.
Meanwhile, Sindh province 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,” he tweeted.
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