Terror gripped Pakistans economic hub Karachi on Monday when terrorists attempted to storm the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSE) building, which resulted in the deaths of 10 people, including the four militants who were gunned down by law enforcement agencies.
The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), a militant group working out of Afghanistan has claimed responsibility of the attack.
BLA said its Majeed Brigade, consisting of a suicide attacker, carried out the attack, on the first day of the trading week.
The four terrorists, armed with explosives and ammunition, entered the parking area of the PSE building, located at I.I Chundrigar road, the business centre where important offices, including the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and Security Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) are located.
According to witnesses, the terrorists threw grenades on security guards, followed by heavy firing at officials.
"The attackers came to the building in a silver Toyota corolla car, parked it close to the entrance gate and started throwing grenade bombs and kept shooting," said an eyewitness.
Security forces were quick to respond to the attack as an instant operation was initiated that neutralized all the four terrorists.
Pakistanis Blaming India For The Attack:
After the dreaded terrorist attack, the blame game has started. Pakistanis on twitter expressed their anger against India and also blamed the country for the attack.
A user wrote, "This guy has been made a hero by Hamid Mir and Jibran Nasir. He asks India for arms. Today BLA attacked Pakistan Stock Exchange."
Another user wrote, "Rafique & Khalil are enough for whole of R&AW. Failed their plan in 10 mins. #Karachistockexchange Salute to the heros of Karachi."
This guy has been made a hero by Hamid Mir and Jibran Nasir. He asks India for arms. Today BLA attacked Pakistan Stock Exchange. pic.twitter.com/0Yac5VEqt7— 𝘙𝘪𝘻𝘸𝘢𝘯 (@ChupShaa) June 29, 2020
"Top news in India!! I salute Rangers and security team of Pakistan Stock Exchange for timely executing the indian terrorists."
Balochistan Liberation Army dogs have claimed the responsibility of Pakistan Stock Exchange attack. I guess the cases of 4 missing persons have been resolved by the Sindh Police and Rangers today. We know how BLA strings are controlled by India and Iran - #KarachiStockExchange— Wajahat Kazmi (@KazmiWajahat) June 29, 2020