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Eight people including two security personnel killed in Chilas bus attack

01:05 PM | 3 Dec, 2023
Eight people including two security personnel killed in Chilas bus attack

GHIZAR – Eight people, including two security personnel, were gunned down in a terror incident as passenger bus comes under attack in northern Pakistan on Saturday.

Initial reports suggest that eight people were killed and over two dozens suffered injuries in shooting incident. The attack happened in the northwestern district of Chilas as the passenger coach was travelling between Rawalpindi and Gilgit Baltistan.

Local officials said the bus was ambushed at Karakoram Highway, near the Hadur area. Soon after the incident, the bus was caught fire.

Deputy Commissioner of the region said the cowardly attack resulted in the deaths of two security personnel and the injury of one member of the Special Protection Unit.

Later, cops, security forces and rescuers rushed to the area and moved the bodies and injured to a nearby medical facility.

Meanwhile, no group has claimed responsibility for the terror attack.

The recent gun attack was the latest in a series of attacks on civilian and security forces as parts of Pakistan witnessed serious law and order situation amid a resurgence of terror groups.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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