Gunmen attack Pakistani stock exchange, six killed: Police

By on October 19, 2020

first_imgTopics : Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi on Monday but security forces killed them all, police said.Two other people were also killed, the military said, adding that security forces were conducting a sweep for any remaining attackers.The gunmen attacked the building, which is in a high security zone that also houses the head offices of many private banks, with grenades and guns, said Ghulam Nabi Memon, chief of police in Pakistan’s biggest city and its financial hub. “Four attackers have been killed, they had come in a silver Corolla car,” Memon told Reuters.There was no immediate claim of responsibility.The gunmen initially threw a grenade at security men posted outside the stock exchange compound then opened fire on a security post. The four were killed when security forces posted there responded.Pakistan has long been plagued by Islamist militant violence but attacks have become less frequent in recent years after military operations against various factions in strongholds along the Afghan border.center_img The Pakistan Stock Exchange did not suspend trading during the attack, its managing director, Furrukh Khan, said.A Counter-Terrorism Department official told Reuters the attackers were carrying significant quantities of ammunition and grenades in backpacks.Apart from Islamist militants, Pakistan has also had to contend with separatist insurgents in Balochistan and Sindh provinces.Separatists were responsible for an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi in 2018.This month, three explosions on the same day claimed by a little-known separatist group killed four people including two soldiers in the southern province of Sindh, of which Karachi is capital.last_img read more

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Syracuse football QB Eric Dungey re-enters matchup with No. 17 Virginia Tech

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgEric Dungey rolled around on the Carrier Dome turf after being hit from behind. He grabbed his right knee and walked off the field. Syracuse pulled Dungey off the field in favor of Zack Mahoney. SU (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) lost Dungey for only one offensive play and a Virginia Tech (4-1, 2-0) drive that lasted a little more than two minutes. Through halftime, Syracuse lead the No. 17 Hokies, 17-3. Dungey has a long injury history, but most of his prior injuries have been to the upper body following hits to the head. He played in just eight of Syracuse’s 12 games last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRELATED: Follow Syracuse’s matchup with No. 17 Virginia Tech live, right hereBy halftime, the Syracuse quarterback had completed 17 of his 32 passes for 216 yards and one touchdown. He had 10 rushes for 33 yards. Two other players, including Dontae Strickland and Ervin Philips, completed passes in the game. At the half, the Syracuse offense had 310 passing yards and was 5-of-11 on third down. Comments Published on October 15, 2016 at 5:40 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonaticenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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