KARACHI: At least 10 people were killed and several others injured after four suspected terrorists stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange.
Five security officials and one citizen were martyred when the suspected terrorist opened fire and tossed a grenade at the entrance to the PSX building, said police.
According to police, those killed included the four attackers.
Upon being informed of the attack, police and Rangers personnel reached the site in no time and cordoned off the area.
The security personnel vacated and entered the building.
According to reports, the attackers came in a car and opened fire on the building’s entrance.
They also tossed a grenade and entered the building. All four terrorists were killed at the main entrance gate of the PSX building.
The surrounding areas have been sealed by police and Rangers personnel while the injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
A spokesperson of Pakistan Rangers Sindh said the situation at Pakistan Stock Exchange was under control, while search and clearance operation is underway.
Four bags have been seized from the terrorists which included four SMGs, hand grenades, weapons, water bottles.
Meanwhile, an emergency has been imposed at Civil Hospital, Karachi. According to Dr. Khadim Qureshi, five bodies and three injured were brought to Civil Hospital, Karachi.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah have strongly condemned the attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange and summoned a detailed report from Sindh IGP.
Managing Director Pakistan Stock Exchange Farrukh Khan said the timely action by law enforcement agencies has thwarted a terrorist attack at the PSX.
He said that the trading was not halted during the attack while the situation under control inside the building.
“A security guard reportedly lost his life in the attack,” he added.
The PSX is located on II Chundrigar Road, one of the busiest roads of the metropolitan city.