All terrorists killed as security forces foil attack at Pakistan Stock Exchange

Case of Pakistan Stock Exchange attack registered in CTD Civil Lines

KARACHI: Security forces on Monday have foiled an attack at Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi and killed all four terrorists. One policeman and four security guards have also embraced martyrdom in the incident.
Armed militants had arrived at the PSX compound in a sedan and attempted to enter it from the parking ground side, according to initial reports and eyewitness statements. They were seen shouldering backpacks and carrying automatic weaponry in an amateur video captured by an eyewitness. The equipment, arms and ammunition recovered from them indicated that they had come prepared for a long siege.
After failing to enter the compound, the militants launched a gun and grenade attack and attempted to storm the building while opening indiscriminate fire. They were engaged by security personnel posted and failed to make headway amidst heavy exchange of fire.
Initial reports indicate that all four of the militants were killed near the entrance gates, before they could enter the building. Four security guards and a police sub-inspector laid down their lives foiling the attack.
The entire locality was later cordoned off by security forces and a search and clear operation was launched. The PSX was evacuated and the car that the militants arrived in was taken into custody.
Hospital sources said seven dead bodies and two injured persons were brought to them for medical attention.
SSP City Muqaddas Haider had earlier said seven injured persons had been shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi for medical treatment.
Sindh Inspector General Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar has sought report of the incident from provincial deputy inspector general (DIG) South.
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail has also condemned the incident.


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