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Pakistan’s Stock Exchange Attacked By Gunmen

Source: skynews

Police say the shooters have been killed after they surrounded the structure on Monday morning.

In any event three people have been killed after shooters attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday morning.

Two security guards and a policeman died in the incident, which Pakistan police have declared a terrorist attack.

The four shooters have now been shot dead by officials.

Officials said aggressors encompassed the structure and started fire at the entrance in Karachi.

Inside the stock exchange, dealer Yaqub Memon told correspondents how he and his associates were crouched inside their offices.

As the firing ended and the gunmen were killed, Mr. Memon said police assembled all the representatives and specialists in a solitary room while security powers checked each floor to ensure there were no explosives.

There were no reports of any injured among the intermediaries and representatives inside the exchange.

Officers are seen gathered outside of the stock exchange building on Monday morning
Officers pictured outside the stock exchange building following the attack. Source: skynews

Heavily armed Special Forces immediately encompassed the structure situated in the core of Karachi’s monetary area, where the Pakistan State Bank is situated, as well as the headquarters of several national and international financial institutions.

Local TV channels communicate pictures of police in full body protective surrounding the building.

Rizwan Ahmed, a police official at the scene, said that after the assault was finished, food supplies were found on the assemblages of the shooters, demonstrating they may have planned a long siege.

An aggressor bunch from a neighboring area, the Baluchistan Liberation Army, said it carried out the attack.

The group has been behind a series of attacks in Karachi in recent years, including on the Chinese Consulate in November 2018 in which two people were killed. The Karachi stock exchange is Pakistan’s biggest and most established, incorporated today with the exchanges in Islamabad and Lahore.

This news is originally posted on skynews

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