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Karachi: A gun and grenade attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi on Monday claimed the lives of two civilians, authorities stated, including that legislation enforcement businesses have gunned down all 4 militants that stormed the constructing and opened indiscriminate hearth.

Polcie stated militants launched a grenade attack on the predominant gate of the PSX and stormed the constructing after firing indiscriminately, Geo News reported.

A police officer and the safety guard stationed exterior the PSX constructing had been additionally injured within the attack.

Firing at #Karachi inventory exchange- 5 deaths reported Police stated the incident passed off close to the primary gate of the PSX as firing continues. The surrounding areas have been sealed by police and Rangers personnel. pic.twitter.com/kWKTXtzWlV

— utkarsh singh (@utkarshs88) June 29, 2020

People contained in the PSX constructing had been evacuated from the backdoor.

Confirming the attack in a tweet, PSX Director, Abid Ali Habib stated: “An unfortunate incident took place at the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

“They (terrorists) made their way from our parking area and opened fire on everyone.”

Speaking to Geo TV, the Inspector-General Karachi stated that the state of affairs was beneath management and all militants had been killed within the attack.

He stated that Rangers and police officers had entered the constructing and had been conducting a search operation.

Jahanam wasil to all four terrorists Karachi Stock Exchange#Karachi pic.twitter.com/vk8B3lL7Cv

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Sindh Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident, saying: “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.”

The PSX is positioned on the coronary heart of Karachi’s enterprise centre. Important buildings like that of the State Bank of Pakistan is positioned close to it.

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