Four men armed with rifles and grenades tried to enter the park and faced security until they were shot. Among the first victims are four guards, a police officer and a civilian. Sensitive images
At least six people died, including a policeman, when four armed men entered the Karachi Stock Exchange, the financial capital of Pakistan in the south of the country, on Monday in an attack claimed by an independence group from the neighboring province of Baluchistan.
The assailants, of whom at least two were dressed in western style , according to photos of their bodies taken by the AFP, arrived in front of the building by car, threw grenades and started shooting, said Ghulam Nabi Memon, the police chief of Karachi.
“At around 10 (local time, 5 GMT), they tried to enter the building. But they were intercepted on the fence in front ”of the building, Ahmed Chinoy, a member of the management committee of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, where the Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad stock exchanges are , told AFP .
“Four guards and one civilian were killed,” as well as a police officer, “in a terrorist attack with a grenade and rifle” against the Stock Exchange, the police said in a statement .
“Failed Attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange” (PSX) said analyst Mohammed Sohail on Twitter. “Transactions go smoothly and continue. The PSX benchmark is one of the most effective in Asia so far. It is the resilience of Pakistan,” he said.
The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed on Twitter the attack committed by members of the Si Majeed Brigade, a unit of Kamikaze fighters that claimed to have taken “control of the area” for a time. The BLA published a photo of four young men dressed as soldiers and with kaláshnikov rifles in a desert landscape and assured that they were the authors of the “suicide attack” against the Stock Exchange .
The province of Balochistan, bordering Afghanistan and Iran, is the largest and poorest in Pakistan despite its hydrocarbons and minerals.
It is also the most unstable, and in recent years the separatist insurrection movement and violence by Islamist groups have caused hundreds of deaths.
The BLA has already committed yet another attack on symbols of what it considers to be the spur of its resources by the Pakistani government.
In recent years, the group has attacked the interests of China, which made large investments in Pakistan within the framework of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which includes the deepwater port of Gwadar, in Balochistan. That same group claimed responsibility for the assault on the The Asian giant’s consulate in Karachi in 2018, which killed seven people.
The attack on the Karachi stock exchange took place ten days after the launch of a grenade against a waiting line in a social aid office, which caused one death and eight injuries .
After a decade of violence in Pakistan, where there were almost daily attacks, violence has been reduced considerably in the country and attacks such as that of the Stock Exchange are now exceptional.
The port city of Karachi knew for years of a strong crime, but lately it was safer due to a significant presence of the security forces.
Graphic Pictures Below..
(With information from AFP)
Brazil Legend, Ronaldo Declares His Candidate For Ballon d’Or, Excludes Messi
Brazilian legendary soccer star, Ronaldo has officially declared his candidacy for the seventh Ballon d’Or this season. The former soccer...
Champions League: Messi Reveals What They Need To Do In PSG To Play Better
Worked So Hard, Didn’t See My Family For So Long – What Usyk Said After Defeating Anthony Joshua
EPL: Why I Left Chelsea & Joined Lyon – Emerson
Man Utd Carabao Cup Exit: What We Must Do For The Other Competitions Ahead – Bruno Fernandes
LaLiga: Why Our Match Against Granada Ended In A Draw – Ronald Koeman
EPL: You Have Everything If You Have N’Golo Kante In Your Team – Tuchel
What Universal Music Did To My Career – Heavy K
Afro House hitmaker, Heavy K has opened up on what he went through in the hands of his former record...
Stop Playing With Me – A Reece Warns Haters
South Africa Hip Hop music star, A Reece has sent a warning to all haters who said he became irrelevant...
I Only Do Amapiano When The Money Is Right – Prince Kaybee
South African music producer who has been going through lashes by his fans after he announced that he is working...
DJ Maphorisa Wants To Know Why Shimza Is Making Music Alone
DJ Maphorisa says he wants to know why his fellow music producer, Shimza is making music alone as he ought...
Oscar Mbo Steps Out With His Son In A Matching Outfit (Photos)
South African record producer, Oscar Mba was seen having a good time with his little son as both rocks the...
Prince Kaybee Now Doing Amapiano
Prince Kaybee is one of the South African music producers who vowed not to join the amapiano movement. The music...
13-Story Residential Buiding In Taiwan Comepletly Razed Down By Fire, 46 Reportedly Dead
Taiwan: No fewer than 46 people lost their lives after a fire incident in a residential building in Southern Taiwan...