Pakistan stock exchange under attack: Security Forces killed, all four terrorists

KARACHI: In Karachi, security forces have foiled a terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange killing all terrorists.

According to details, 4 terrorists tried to enter Pakistan Stock Exchange building this morning using latest weapons and hand grenades. However, timely action of the security forces thwarted the attempt.

All the terrorists were killed while a number of persons wounded in exchange of fire between security forces and the terrorists

Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area while the injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the terrorist attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi on Monday.

In a statement, he said members of the law enforcement agencies courageously took on the terrorists and foiled their bid. He said the entire nation is proud of the valiant personnel of the security agencies.

The Prime Minister also sympathized with the family members of the martyred security personnel and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.

Sindh chief minister called for an immediate inquiry report into the attack while appreciating the timely action taken by the police and rangers to thwart off the attack.

Chief Minister Sindh has directed all law enforcement agencies to be more vigilant, a tweet from the CM House read.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail strongly condemned the attack on the Stock Exchange and said the attack was aimed at “tarnishing our relentless war on terror”.

“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 and their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. We shall protect Sindh at all costs”, he tweeted.

Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claiming responsibility for Karachi Stock Exchange attack. BLA says its Majeed Brigade (consisting of suicide attackers) carried out the attack.

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(With input from Radio Pakistan)

 

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