Gunmen attack Karachi stock exchange building in Pakistan – Al Jazeera English

A minimum of 7 individuals have actually been eliminated in an attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the nations monetary center of Karachi, authorities stated.
The dead included a policeman, 2 guards and the 4 assaulters, rescue service chief Faisal Edhi told Al Jazeera on Monday. 7 others were wounded, consisting of at least 2 police officers.
The gunmen assaulted the building with guns and grenades. The structure remains in a high-security zone and likewise houses the head offices of lots of personal banks.
” Two [aggressors] were eliminated at eviction, and two of them went inside in a hurt state and were then killed there,” Edhi stated, speaking to reporters near the website of the attack in Karachis main enterprise zone.
Abid Habib, director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, was in his office when the attack began. He told the regional media he is holed up with 20 other personnel members as paramilitary officers clear the structure.
” At 10am (05:00 GMT), one automobile came inside the structure [complex] and by force they went into the building and randomly started shooting,” he stated.
” There was shooting … and all of a sudden everybody was rushing to the windows to see what is happening. Because the firing was nearby, everybody was extremely worried and we closed our outdoors doors.”
Regional media aired visuals showing law enforcement agencies clearing the area after periodic shooting and explosions were heard from the facilities.
More than 1,000 traders and staff existed in the building at the time of attack, according to the reports.