Panic and fear gripped Karachi’s II Chundrigar after four suspected terrorists tried to storm into the Pakistan Stock Exchange building Monday morning.
Rapid Response Force of Sindh police that were guarding a nearby building, got there in time and engaged the terrorists. All terrorists were killed within a few minutes. Sadiq Nawaz, a guard at the PSX told SAMAA Digital, "If the Rapid Response Force [of the Sindh police] weren't here then many people would have died."
Videos of constables Muhammad Rafiq and Khalil of RRF went viral on social media. They were sharing what happened and how they neutralised the terrorists.
A police officer and three private security guards were martyred while fending off the attack.
ASI Mohammad Shahid was to retire from service on July 1. The officer, a resident of Lyari, was recruited in 1987. Senior police officials have paid tribute to the martyred officer. They say the city owes its peace to such valiant policemen.
Security guard Iftikhar Wahid was among the deceased.