Shots were fired at the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on Monday morning killing at least 5 people a CNN report said. Those confirmed dead were among the policemen and security officials the report added.
A PTI report said that four security guards and a police sub-inspector were killed in an attack by unidentified militants.
The unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the main gate of the building as they tried to storm it, Geo News reported.
Police said that all the terrorists have been killed while five persons injured in the attack.
Pakistan Stock Exchange in a tweet confirmed the attack.
We will issue a more detailed statement in due course once the situation is under control and more details are known.— PSX (@pakstockexgltd) June 29, 2020
For now firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place.
"There was an attack on the PSX compound earlier today. The situation is still unfolding and management, with the help of security forces, is managing the security and controlling the situation. We will issue a more detailed statement in due course once the situation is under control and more details are known. For now firing has stopped and reinforcement are in place," the exchange said in two separate tweets.
"Strongly condemn the attack on PSX aimed at tarnishing our relentless war on terror. Have instructed the IG & security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are caught alive & their handlers are accorded exemplary punishments. We shall protect Sindh at all costs," said Sindh province Governor Imran Ismail in a tweet.