Four gunmen, who attacked the Pakistani Stock Exchange building in Karachi on Monday morning have been shot dead, police said.
A group of terrorists launched a grenade attack at the main gate of the building and stormed inside after opening indiscriminate firing.
According to the reports, four security guards, and a police sub-inspector were also killed.
Police have recovered hand grenades, magazines and other explosive material from the spot.
The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in a tweet said, “There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation.”
“We will issue a more detailed statement in due course once the situation is under control and more details are known. For now firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place,” PSX added.
Sindh province Governor Imran Ismail condemned the incident.
“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,” Ismail tweeted.