KARACHI: At least 10 people including four terrorists and one police officer were killed in exchange of fire on Monday as militants tried to storm into the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) in Karachi.
Security forces foiled the attack on the PSX by killing all the terrorists.
According to details, four 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.
A number of persons were wounded in exchange of fire between security forces and the terrorists. While, six other people including a police SHO and two private security guards were also killed. Attempt of the terrorists to enter the PSX building was foiled.
Police and Rangers have cordoned off the area while the injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals.
A police official Rizwan apprised that the militants brought food supply with them which showed that they were planning for long siege of the building.
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the terrorists attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on Monday.
Condemning the incident the Sindh chief minister said that the attack amounted to an attack on the national security and economy. He said anti-state elements desired to capitalize on the virus situation.
He hailed the prompt action taken by the law enforcement agencies to foil the bid to capture the building.
Condemning the attack, Imran Ismail said, “We shall protect Sindh at all costs.”
“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,” he wrote in a tweet.
Sindh Inspector General Mushtaq Mahar has sought an investigation report of the incident from the DIG South.