Gunmen attack stock exchange

Clay Curtis
June 29, 2020

The building is in a high security zone.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Edhi Foundation's chief Faisal Edhi is also at the site along with rescue services.

News Agency Reuters has reported quoting local media that Pakistan's stock exchange building in Karachi is under attack by armed men. "They made their way from our parking area and opened fire on everyone", said Abid Ali Habib, Director Pakistan Stock Exchange.

The attackers were armed with grenades and automatic rifles, police said.

Karachi is Pakistan's financial center, and home to the Pakistan State Bank, as well as several national and global financial institutions.

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Police said that all the terrorists have been killed while five persons injured in the attack.

The sound of gunfire could be heard in multiple videos shared online.

The incident mirrors an attempted attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi two years ago that killed at least seven people in Pakistan's largest city and financial hub.

Sindh Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident, which he said was aimed at tarnishing Pakistan's "relentless war on terror".

He said he had ordered security agencies "to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive and their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments".

A tweet from the official Twitter page of the Pakistan Stock Exchange said, "There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today".

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