Karachi, Agencies. A terrorist attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange Building (PSX) in Karachi has killed 10 people, including four terrorists. According to news agency IANS, the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a terrorist group operating out of Afghanistan, has claimed responsibility for the attack. The BLA said its Majid brigade carried out the attack on the first day of the business week. It also included a suicide bomber. According to the news agency PTI, the terrorists killed four security guards and a police officer before killing them.
According to the news agency IANS, four terrorists, armed with explosives and ammunition, entered the parking area of the PSE building at Ii Chundadigar Road. According to eyewitnesses, the militants threw grenades and opened fire on the security guards. The attackers approached the building in a Toyota Corolla car, stopped it near the entrance and opened fire after throwing grenades. They were trying to enter the stock exchange building, but they did not succeed in their plan. People inside the building were evacuated through the back door. The firing by terrorists spread panic among the people present in the building. The building and surrounding areas were sealed.
Pakistani Rangers took front and killed all four terrorists
According to the news agency IANS, police surgeon Dr. Qarar Ahmad Abbasi said that five dead bodies and seven injured, including policemen, have been brought to Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi. On receiving the information about the incident, the Pakistani Rangers reached the spot and killed the four terrorists. According to the information, the condition of many of the injured remains critical.
One of the four terrorists was successful in entering
According to officials of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, the attack was carried out in the compound of the building. He has confirmed that one of the four terrorists was successful in entering. The Pakistan Rangers laid siege to the area and took the situation under their control. The operation ended after the region was declared free from terrorists.
Arms and hand grenade recovered from the attackers
Sindh Rangers said that work was on to take out the casualties and weapons in the surrounding area. Weapons and hand grenades have been recovered from the attackers. Talking to Geo TV, the Inspector-General of Karachi said that the situation is under control. He also stated that the terrorists had attacked with sophisticated weapons and that they had a bag, possibly containing explosives.
Meanwhile, PSX said in a statement, ‘Today there was a terrorist attack on the PSX compound. The management is trying to control the situation with the help of security forces. A more detailed description will be released once the situation is under control. Firing is currently underway and additional troops have been deployed. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah condemned the incident, saying the attack was similar to an attack on national security and the economy. Want to take advantage of the chaos virus situation
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident
Sindh Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Mahar has sought a report of the incident from DIG South. Sindh Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident. He said that he strongly condemned the attack on PSX aimed at tarnishing the war on terror. The IG and security agencies have been instructed to ensure that the culprits are caught alive and their bosses are punished severely. We will protect Sindh at all costs. Let us know that PSX is located in the center of the Business Center of Karachi. Important buildings like the State Bank of Pakistan are located near it.