Karachi: Militants attack Pakistan Stock Exchange, 9 people killed
At least five security personnel were killed when a group of militants attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on Monday. Police said all four of the militants had been killed. A police officer and a security guard were reportedly injured in the attack.
Pakistan's Geo News reported "The militants launched a grenade attack at the main gate of the building and attempted to storm the building after opening indiscriminate fire". Geo News reported the dead civilians were four security guards and a policeman.
A senior Pakistan police official told Geo News, "Rangers and police officials had entered the building and were conducting a search operation". The official added the attackers were "wearing clothes usually worn by police officials while they are off-duty".
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," he said on Twitter.