(KARACHI, Pakistan) — Pakistani police say an unknown variety of gunmen have attacked the Pakistan Inventory Alternate within the southern port metropolis of Karachi, the nation’s monetary heart.
Rizwan Ahmend, a police official on the scene of the assault, says gunmen opened fireplace on the entrance and have entered the inventory trade grounds. It wasn’t instantly identified what number of gunmen are concerned and whether or not they have been in a position to enter the constructing itself in Monday’s assault.
Contained in the inventory trade, dealer Yaqub Memon says he and others are huddled inside their workplaces.
Closely armed particular forces have surrounded the constructing situated within the coronary heart of town’s monetary district, the place the Pakistan State Financial institution is situated in addition to the headquarters of a number of nationwide and worldwide monetary establishments.
Native tv stations are exhibiting police in full physique armor surrounding the constructing however nonetheless staying outdoors the excessive walled compound of the inventory trade.
Shazia Jehan, a police spokesman, says the bomb disposal squad has additionally been referred to as to the inventory trade constructing and was making an attempt to clear the constructing of explosive devises. There have been no different particulars and the destiny of the attackers was not instantly identified.
No militant group has claimed duty for the assault.
The Karachi inventory trade is Pakistan’s largest and oldest inventory trade, integrated at the moment with the exchanges in Islamabad and Lahore.