Four terrorists have been killed by security forces in a failed attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) building in Karachi.
Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, came under attack in the early hours of Monday morning after four terrorists, who came in a car, tried to forcefully enter the PSX building, opened fire at the entrance and tossed a grenade at the main gate.
The militants entered the building via building’s parking area and opened indiscriminate fire, said Director PSX Abid Ali.
All the four terrorists have been neutralized after PSX security guards, police and Sindh Rangers affectively thwarted the attack and halted the militants’ advance into the building.
A large cache weapons, including hundreds of rounds, and hand grenades have been recovered from the terrorists along with few edible items which indicate that the militants intended for a prolonged occupation of the building and creating the hostage situation, meanwhile the building has been evacuated and ‘clearance operation’ is underway by security forces.
According to the latest reports, one sub-inspector, two security guards of the PSX and one civilian are reported to have been martyred in the attack so far, whereas seven people have been injured.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the attack, stating that the nation is proud of the security forces who thwarted the attack and prevented any further loss of lives.
The premier also offered his condolences and best wishes to the families of the martyred and injured respectively.