Terrorists Attacked The Stock Exchange Of Pakistan In Karachi
In Karachi, four suspected terrorists attacked the Stock exchange of Pakistan, the Dawn and Jang Newspapers reported, citing police data. The attackers were killed, and now the building and its surroundings are being cleaned.
On Monday morning, armed men threw grenades at the entrance to the exchange building and opened fire. The police exchanged fire with them. Firearms and grenades were then seized from the dead suspects. People were led out of the exchange building through the back door.
Police surgeon Karar Ahmed Abbasi told the Dawn newspaper that seven people were injured in the attack, including police officers. They were taken to the hospital. Five people were also taken to the hospital. Among the injured was a security guard at the exchange, Jang notes. According to Dawn's preliminary information, at least two civilians were killed.
BBC News notes that it is still unclear how many attackers there were and what organization they represented.
The exchange issued a statement that the situation is still developing. The exchange's Director, Abid Ali Habib, said that the gunmen stopped in the Parking lot, went to the entrance from there and opened fire randomly, including at security guards.
The Governor of Sindh province, Imran Ismail, condemned the attack.