The Pakistani stock exchange in the southern city of Karachi has come under siege by four gunmen, with reports coming in that “at least nine people have been killed and multiple others injured. It remains unclear whether or not this is a terrorist attack but the assailants laid waste to the building with a grenade attack before entering the building.
The situation is still unfolding but according to reports, the Pakistan Police have killed three of the four gunmen, with one still holed up inside the building. The people inside the building at the time at the time have been evacuated via the back door of the building, with one police officer and a security guard among those who have been injured.
The areas surrounding the Pakistan Stock Exchange building have been sealed and police personnel are present at the spot.
The Pakistan Stock Exchange has issued a statement that the issue is still unfolding but according to its director Abid Ali Habib, the gunmen came through the car park and “opened fire on everyone”.
You can expect more updates as the story develops.