세계뉴스

Multiple dead in stock exchange shooting

작성자 정보

  • 작성자 최고관리자
  • 아이피 116.♡.129.16
  • 작성일

컨텐츠 정보

본문

Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon said the four attackers pulled up in a car outside the building’s trading floor and threw a grenade before opening fire.

Four security guards, a police officer and a bystander were killed in the attack, according to local media.

All four gunmen were also killed by the police.

A separatist militant group from a neighbouring province, known as the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), have since claimed responsibility for the attack.

On a Twitter account, which was set up shortly before the attack, the group claimed responsibility for the shooting, describing the deadly attack as “self-sacrificing”.

The account was suspended a short time after the attack.

[IMAGE]

Paramilitary soldiers patrol near the Pakistan Stock Exchange building following the attack. Picture: Asif Hassan/AFPSource:AFP

[IMAGE]

Special police forces were deployed to the scene of the attack. Picture: Fareed Khan/APSource:AP

The group has been waging an urgency for years, demanding independence for Pakistan’s gas-rich southwestern Baluchistan province, which borders the southern Sindh province, where Karachi is the provincial capital.

The group also circulated to the media a photograph of four men in full body armour and camouflage outfits, saying they were the militants who attacked the stock exchange.

Rizwan Ahmend, a police official at the scene, said that after opening fire, the gunmen entered the high walled stock exchange grounds.

He said the food supplies were found on the bodies of the gunmen, indicating they may have planned a long siege.

Video from inside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building - intense firing can be heard pic.twitter.com/7xxYW92nHo

— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) June 29, 2020

“Police have recovered modern automatic weapons and explosive materials from the terrorists,” Karachi police said in a statement.

The building is a high security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks.

“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.

Local television stations were broadcasting images of police in full body armour surrounding the building but still staying outside the high walled compound of the stock exchange.

Confronting images taken shortly after the attack showed the bodies of at least two gunmen out the front of the stock exchange building.

Shazia Jehan, a police spokesman, said the bomb disposal squad was also called to the stock exchange and was trying to clear the building of explosive devises.

An investigation has been launched into the attack, with Pakistani authorities vowing to strike back against the “masterminds” behind the shooting.

Business continued as usual at the Karachi stock exchange after the attack.

“Trading is smooth and continuing. PSX benchmark index one of the Best Performer in Asia today so far,” tweeted Mohammed Sohail, a broker at the exchange.

[IMAGE]

At least three people were killed by the gunmen. Picture: APSource:AP

[IMAGE]

Security personnel guard the main entrance of the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi. Picture: Asif Hassan/AFPSource:AFP

The BLA have been involved in a string of high-profile attacks across the country in recent years.

The group has targeted infrastructure projects along with Chinese workers in Pakistan multiple times, including during a brazen daylight attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi which killed four people in 2018.

In May last year, the BLA attacked a luxury hotel near the Afghan border at Gwadar, where a port development is the flagship project of a multi-billion dollar national infrastructure project funded by China.

Karachi was once a hotspot for crime and violence, with heavily armed groups tied to politicians frequently gunning down opponents and launching attacks on residential areas.

But the situation has largely stabilised in recent years following operations by security agencies against armed political outfits and Islamist militants.

With AP, AFP

관련자료

댓글 0
등록된 댓글이 없습니다.
Total 14,433 / 1 Page
번호
제목
이름

세계뉴스

공지글


  • 글이 없습니다.

동영상


최근글


  • 글이 없습니다.

새댓글


  • 댓글이 없습니다.