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

Polcie mentioned militants launched a grenade assault on the principal gate of the PSX and stormed the constructing after firing indiscriminately, Geo News reported.

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

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

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

#Pakistan stock exchange in karachi under attack.Two of terrorist were killed,operation ongoing.#karachi

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

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

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

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.”

One police sub- inspector and 4 safety guards misplaced their lives throughout cross firing by the terrorists.#Karachi #Pakistan

— Saima Khan Anchan (@AnchanKhan) June 29, 2020

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