KARACHI: Terrorists attacked Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE), killing six people, including a policeman. The forces retaliated by killing all four terrorists.
According to police, around 10 am on Monday, four terrorists first hurled a hand grenade at the gate of the stock exchange and then opened fire indiscriminately. As soon as the incident was reported, a heavy contingent of police and Rangers reached the spot and launched the operation.
The attackers were armed with modern weapons and ammunition: police
According to police and Rangers personnel entered the stock exchange and killed 3 terrorists in immediate retaliation. While a terrorist was killed in the hall of the stock exchange.
A police spokesman said that one civilian was killed in the attack while four security guards of the stock exchange, including a police sub-inspector, were also martyred. In addition, seven people, including a policeman, were injured.
Security personnel also cordoned off the surrounding areas after the attack, while II Chundrigar Road was closed to traffic from Mereweather Tower and Shaheen Complex after the attack. Police say the terrorists were armed with sophisticated weapons and had explosives-laden jackets.
Four terrorists killed: Karachi police chief
Karachi Police Chief Ghulam Nabi Memon termed the attack as a failure and said that four terrorists tried to attack the stock exchange. But the forces retaliated in full force, killing all four terrorists. Ghulam Nabi Memon said the terrorists came from the parking area in a silver car with weapons and ammunition which were seized by the forces.
The Additional IG said that the terrorists were dressed like policemen, now the situation is under control and a search operation is underway on suspicion of other accomplices of the terrorists.
Pakistan Stock Exchange building vacated: Police
A Sindh Rangers spokesman also confirmed that all the terrorists were killed in the operation and said that a clearance operation was underway at the stock exchange.
According to police, the building has been completely evacuated for clearance operation and the operation is being carried out by closing the building.
Police officials said that modern weapons, grenades, and other items belonging to the terrorists were also seized. While the registration information of the vehicle used by the terrorists is being obtained and the investigation will be further carried out after finding out the owner of the vehicle.
Raja Umar Khattab, in-charge of the anti-terrorism department, said that a terrorist was identified as Salman, a resident of Balochistan.