Terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange foiled, 4 attackers killed, 6 martyred including sub-inspector #karachistockexchange
KARACHI: Attempts by anti-state elements to disturb the peace were foiled, six people including a sub-inspector were martyred and four terrorists were killed in a grenade attack and firing on Pakistan Stock Exchange.
According to News, on the first day of the business week, terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange this morning with a grenade, which was foiled by police officers and security guards stationed at the stock exchange, killing all four attackers. Six people, including Sub-Inspector Shahid and four security guards, were martyred while three officers were injured.
Police say four terrorists were killed in the retaliatory firing. The attackers opened fire at 10:05 a.m. for five to seven minutes. Police arrived on the scene and closed the road to traffic. Economist Muzammil Aslam told News that about 2,000 people were present in the stock market building at the time of the attack. Some time ago, there was a sudden firing and then a grenade attack was reported outside the trading hall. “It’s a high security zone, it’s amazing to be attacked here,” he said.
Farrukh Khan, MD, Pakistan Stock Exchange, told ARY News that a search operation was underway in the stock market building. No terrorist could reach the compound or the building. Coordinated security personnel foiled the terrorist attack.
A large contingent of police and Rangers has cordoned off the area inside the building. The area is said to be sensitive. There are important offices in the area. There is a rush of people. Security is also tight.