fbpx
Sunday, January 17, 2021

Pakistan alleges Indian involvement in Stock Exchange attack

They believe India was behind the attack that killed two guards and a police officer in Karachi.

Reading Time: < 1 minute
Pakistan attack

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has told his parliament he believes India is behind the attack on the Pakistan Stock Exchange yesterday.

The Baloch Liberation Army, a separatist insurgent group, has already claimed responsibility for the attack that involved four gunmen armed with rifles and grenades. They killed two guards and a police officer before security forces intervened. There have been no reports of any wounded employees or brokers inside the exchange building.

- Advertisement -

As reported by the ABC, Khan informed the parliament that there had been some intelligence reports of potential attacks. He claimed Indian involvement although he offered no evidence in support of the allegations.

“There is no doubt that India is behind the attack,” he said.

India has denied the charge. In the past, Pakistan has regularly linked India with the Baloch separatists, which the Indian government denies.

The separatist group claimed responsibility for the attack on Twitter. They sent photographs of the four men in full body armour and camouflage clothing to reporters. From their heavy supply of arms and food supplies, it is believed they planned a long siege of the exchange building and intended to take hostages.

Khan has termed the rapid response by security forces a “big victory”.

In 2018, the Baloch Liberation Army also claimed responsibility for the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi.

READ ALSO: Pakistan International Airlines grounds 150 pilots for cheating on exams

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

0
To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

0
  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

0
  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

lilly singh

WATCH: Lilly Singh’s rivalry with her overachieving ‘cousin’, Kamala Harris

0
  "Growing up I always got compared to my Indian cousins," shares Lilly Singh, reminding us of those unforgettable sibling rivalries we've all experiences at...
Udaya wentworthville

Reopening after being a COVID exposure site

0
  "We did not have a clue, because the customer was asymtopmatic." Since the news of popular spots Saravanaa Bhavan and Udaya supermarket being COVID exposure...
meeting op nayyar (1)

Why OP Nayyar continues to be this fan’s favourite musician

0
  I am an ardent admirer of O P Nayyar’s music. Anyone who knows me well, knows of my love for Indian film music from...

5 powerful poems by the brilliant Javed Akhtar

0
  A celebrated lyricist and the recipient of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award for his poetry, Javed Akhtar's name is synonymous with soul-wrenching, evocative writing.  His...
dog swami video

WATCH: Dog ‘blesses’ devotees outside temple in India

0
  In a now viral video, a dog stationed outside the Siddhivinayak Temple in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra was spotted shaking hands and 'blessing' devotees as they...