Ter­ror at­tack at Pak­istan Stock Ex­change, 7 killed

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opened fire on a se­cu­rity day claimed by a lit­tle­post. The four were killed known sep­a­ratist group when se­cu­rity forces postkilled four peo­ple in­cludTer­ror­ists at­tacked the ed there re­sponded. ing two sol­diers in the Pak­istan Stock Ex­change Their car was aban­south­ern prov­ince of build­ing in Karachi on doned where they left it. Sindh, of which Karachi is Mon­day killing two Two guards and a cap­i­tal. guards and a po­lice­man po­lice­man were killed and The Pak­istan Stock be­fore se­cu­rity forces seven peo­ple were woundEx­change PAKS.PSX did killed all four of the ed, Deputy In­spec­tor not sus­pend trad­ing dur­ing at­tack­ers, po­lice said. Gen­eral of Po­lice Shar­jil the at­tack. Its main KSE

Sep­a­ratist in­sur­gents Kharal told me­dia. 100 in­dex dropped 220 from Balochista­n prov­ince A counter-ter­ror­ism points but it later re­cov- the Baloch Lib­er­a­tion of­fi­cial told Reuters the ered and was 200 points Army (BLA) - claimed at­tack­ers were car­ry­ing higher at 0830 GMT. re­spon­si­bil­ity in a post on sig­nif­i­cant quan­ti­ties of Is­lamist mil­i­tants have Twit­ter but Reuters was am­mu­ni­tion and grenades also launched at­tacks in not able to ver­ify the in back­packs. Karachi and else­where in au­then­tic­ity of the claim The BLA claimed Pak­istan over the years but and spokes­men for the re­spon­si­bil­ity in a brief their vi­o­lence has be­come Kondo said. group were not avail­able mes­sage on a Twit­ter less fre­quent after mil­i­tary

The firm also wants to for com­ment. ac­count set up shortly oper­a­tions against var­i­ous boost its rank­ing among "We locked our­selves be­fore the raid, de­scrib­ing fac­tions in stronghold­s on un­der­writ­ers of in­vestin our of­fices," Asad it as a "self-sac­ri­fic­ing" the Afghan bor­der. ment-grade bonds in North Javed, who works at a broat­tack car­ried out by its BBC adds: Four gunAmer­ica, Kondo said. ker­age in the stock Ma­jeed bri­gade. men at­tacked the Pakistani Su­mit­omo Mit­sui is 17th in ex­change build­ing, which The ac­count was sus­stock ex­change in Karachi, the U.S. this year, down is in a high se­cu­rity zone pended a short time after killing two guards and a two spots from 2019 and that also houses the head the at­tack. Sep­a­ratists have po­lice­man and wound­ing be­low Ja­pan's two other of­fices of sev­eral banks, been fight­ing for years in seven oth­ers be­fore be­ing mega­banks, Mit­subishi told Reuters. re­source-rich Balochista­n, shot dead.

UFJ Fi­nan­cial Group Inc. Javed said he was on com­plain­ing the southThe as­sailants and Mizuho Fi­nan­cial the ground floor when he west­ern prov­ince's gas and launched a grenade at­tack Group Inc., ac­cord­ing to heard gun­fire and an min­eral wealth is un­fairly at the main gate to the data com­piled by ex­plo­sion and peo­ple sca­t­ex­ploited by Pak­istan's build­ing and opened fire Bloomberg. It is 26th tered for safety. richer, more pow­er­ful but po­lice say they failed among ar­rangers of high­The po­lice chief in prov­inces. to make it to the trad­ing yield cor­po­rate­floor.bond­salesPak­istan'sbiggestc­ityandTheB­LA'sMa­jeed in the U.S. fi­nan­cial hub, Ghu­lam bri­gade also took re­spon­siStaff in­side took

SMBC Nikko's overNabi Me­mon, told Reuters bil­ity for an at­tack on the refuge in locked rooms and seas oper­a­tions earned 15.3 the gun­men at­tacked with Chi­nese con­sulate in many were evac­u­ated. bil­lion yen ($143 mil­lion) grenades and guns after Karachi in 2018. Sev­eral Se­cu­rity forces are search­be­fore taxes in the year pulling up in a sil­ver projects linked to China's ing the area. ended March. The com­paCorolla car. Belt and Road ini­tia­tive Mil­i­tants from the ny aims to dou­ble the They threw a grenade are in Balochista­n. Baloch Lib­er­a­tion Army amount by the year end­ing at se­cu­rity men posted out­This month, three say they were be­hind the March 2023. side the com­pound then ex­plo­sions on the same at­tack.

Shi­bli Faraz, Fed­eral Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion and Broad­cast­ing in a cer­e­mony ar­ranged to dis­trib­ute cheques of fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance among press clubs.

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