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    Pakistan Stock Exchange building attacked in Karachi

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    ​Pakistan Stock Exchange
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    ​Pakistan Stock Exchange

    Four heavily armed militants attacked the busy Pakistan Stock Exchange on Monday morning, killing four security guards and a police officer before being shot dead in an exchange of fire.

    Reuters
    ​Attack
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    ​Attack

    The unidentified militants opened indiscriminate fire and lobbed hand grenades at the main gate of the multi-storey building as they tried to storm it.

    Reuters
    ​Terrorists killed
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    ​Terrorists killed

    The police and Rangers' officials arrived at the scene and killed all the four terrorists near the entrance gates, Sindh Rangers said.

    AFP
    ​Panic
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    ​Panic

    The militants could not enter the trading hall, adding that trading had not been stopped and was still continuing.

    The firing by militants caused panic among the people in the building.

    The building and surrounding areas have been sealed and people were evacuated from the back door.

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    ​Weapons and explosives
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    ​Weapons and explosives

    Police said that the militants conducted the assault with sophisticated weapons and were carrying a bag of explosives.

    Reuters
    Security personnel surround the Stock Exchange
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    Security personnel surround the Stock Exchange

    The militants stormed the Railway Ground parking area and opened fire outside the PSX ground.They made their way to the main gate of the building and stormed it after trading fire with the security guards.

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