Two killed, three others injured in firing near Pakistan Stock Exchange

In an ongoing gun and grenade attack at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi has killed at least two civilians and injured three, according to a Geo News report.

According to Geo.tv, four suspects are still inside the building. Cops have said that the incident took place near the main gate of the PSX. Police are evacuating people inside the building, while the injured are being shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.

Police said three of the four terrorists have been killed while one remains inside the building.

A police officer and the security guard stationed outside the PSX building were among the wounded. The surrounding areas have been sealed by police and Rangers personnel.

The militants, who arrived in a car, opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed grenades at the main gate of the multi-storey building situated in the city's high-security commercial hub as they tried to storm it.

Armed with automatic machine guns, grenades and explosives, they tried to enter into the compound leading to the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) building through a parking lot but security forces foiled their attack within the compound itself, Deputy superintendent of police (South), Jamil Ahmed told PTI.

"They lobbed hand grenades and opened fire initially at the compound entrance to force themselves into the compound but one of them was killed immediately and that pushed them back," he said.

The police and Rangers' officials arrived at the scene and killed all the four terrorists near the entrance gates, Sindh Rangers said. Four security guards and a police sub-inspector were killed in the heavy exchange of fire at the PSX compound on Karachi's I.I. Chundrigar Road, also known as Pakistan's Wall Street, the police said. Two civilians were also killed in the attack.

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