Karachi: Four heavily armed gunmen attacked the busy Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday morning, killing four security guards and a police sub-inspector before being shot dead in an exchange of fire, media reports said.
The unidentified gunmen opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the main gate of the building as they tried to storm it, Geo News reported.
Police said that all the gunmen have been killed while five persons injured in the attack.
Four security guards and a police sub-inspector were also killed in the attack.
“An unfortunate incident took place at the Pakistan Stock Exchange. They made their way from our parking area and opened fire on everyone,” said Abid Ali Habib, Director Pakistan Stock Exchange.
The firing by gunmen caused panic among the people in the building.
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.
Police and rangers have arrived on the spot and surrounded the area.