Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, six killed: police

Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday but security forces soon killed them all, police said.

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Two other people were also killed, the military said.

A policeman guards a car used by alleged gunmen outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi on June 29, 2020. - Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on June 29, with four of the assailants killed, police said. (Photo by

The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon told Reuters.

"Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car," Memon said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Pakistan has long been plagued by Islamist militant violence but attacks have become less frequent in recent years.

Policemen secure an area around a body outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building after a group of gunmen attacked the building in Karachi on June 29, 2020. - A group of gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi June 29, police said, w

The gunmen initially threw a grenade then opened fire on a security post outside the building. The four were killed when security forces posted there responded.

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"The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation," the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) said on Twitter.

(Writing by Gibran Peshimam; Editing by Robert Birsel)