KARACHI, Pakistan — Pakistani police say an unknown variety of gunmen have attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in the southern port metropolis of Karachi, the nation’s monetary heart.
Rizwan Ahmend, a police official on the scene of the attack says gunmen opened hearth on the entrance and have entered the stock exchange grounds. It wasn’t instantly recognized what number of gunmen are concerned and whether or not they have been in a position to enter the constructing itself in Monday’s attack.
Inside the stock exchange, dealer Yaqub Memon says he and others are huddled inside their places of work.
Heavily armed particular forces have surrounded the constructing positioned in the guts of the town’s monetary district, the place the Pakistan State Bank is positioned in addition to the headquarters of a number of nationwide and worldwide monetary establishments.
Local tv stations are displaying police in full physique armor surrounding the constructing however nonetheless staying exterior the excessive walled compound of the stock exchange.
Shazia Jehan, a police spokesman, says the bomb disposal squad has additionally been known as to the stock exchange constructing and was making an attempt to clear the constructing of explosive units. There had been no different particulars and the destiny of the attackers was not instantly recognized.
No militant group has claimed accountability for the attack.
The Karachi stock exchange is Pakistan’s largest and oldest stock exchange, included right this moment with the exchanges in Islamabad and Lahore.