Karachi Terror Attack: Pakistan Stock Exchange building attacked, 9 killed
Attack On Pakistan Stock Exchange In Karachi; ‘Baloch Liberation Army claims responsibility'
Four heavily-armed terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the high-security zone of Karachi. The gunmen attacked the building, which also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, They killed a police sub-inspector and four security guards. In the ensuing exchange of fire, all the four terrorists were killed.
Heroes of today #Karachistockexchange attack who responded like a eagle & killed all 4 terrorists before they could go into main area of exchange.
Constable Khalil & Muhammad Rafiq of RRF Salute ❤ pic.twitter.com/2J2woGD6ms
— Ammar Farooq (@iamAmmarfaroq) June 29, 2020
Five persons have received injuries in the horrific attack in Karachi, the country’s financial centre. The injured have been admitted to a nearby hospital.
As per Geo News, the unidentified terrorists launched a grenade attack at the main gate and entered the building after opening indiscriminate firing. The heavily-armed terrorists were spotted wearing flak jackets. Security forces found hand grenades, AK-47 rifles, magazines, and other explosive material from the spot.
According to Pakistan media sources, the Baloch Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for the attack on its Instagram account.
As reported by Pakistan news agencies, The police had found an abandoned vehicle just outside the KSX. The vehicle has now been cleared by a bomb disposal squad. The entire area has been sealed by the police.
The Pakistan Stock Exchange building is located on Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road, known as Pakistan’s Wall Street. The area also has the Pakistan State Bank and the headquarters of various other national and international financial institutions. It is the largest and oldest stock exchange of Pakistan.