Stock Exchange building in Karachi, Pakistan came under attack after a group of terrorists lobbed a grenade at the entrance and stormed inside, firing indiscriminately on Monday. At least five people have been killed in the terrorists attack on the busy Pakistan Stock Exchange building. All four terrorists have been killed, the security forces said.
According to the initial reports, the terrorists launched a grenade attack at the main gate of the building and then stormed it, firing indiscriminately. The terrorists are still inside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building.
PAKISTAN STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDING ATTACK UPDATES:
12:56 pm: Six people killed in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange: Police
12:34 pm: Balochistan Liberation Army has taken responsibility for the attack. Majeed Brigade, an elite unit of the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), said all the terrorists were suicide attackers.
12:27 pm: Security forces recover grenades, pistols and ammunition from the bags the terrorists were carrying.
12:19 pm: According to the Pakistani media channels, all the four terrorists got down from a vehicle outside the stock exchange building and started firing. They, then, lobbed a grenade at the main entrance of the building. No terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the Karachi stock exchange building terror attack.
12:14 pm: At least seven have injured in the terrorist attack on Karachi stock exchange building.
12:11 pm: All four terrorists have been killed.
11:55 am: Security forces in Karachi have said that four attackers who tried to attack the Pakistan Stock Exchange building have been killed. A clearance operation is now underway
11:53 am: The security guard of the Pakistan Stock Exchange building was also injured in the attack as the terrorists, before entering the building, lobbed a grenade at the entrance.
11:50 am: Abid Ali Habib, Director Pakistan Stock Exchange, was quoted as saying that the terrorists made their way towards the parking lot and started firing.
11:47 am: Sindh Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident. In a tweet, Governor Imran Ismail said, “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. We shall protect Sindh at all costs.”
11:46 am: All the terrorists have been killed, says Pakistani media.
11:43 am: The surrounding areas have been sealed by police and Rangers personnel. The injured are being shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
11:41 am: According to security sources, two suspected terrorists who attacked the PSX have been killed.
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.
11:38 am: Two terrorists have also been killed.
11:30 am: Five people killed in the attack.