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50 dead, 53 injured in US gay nightclub mass shooting

01:25 PM | 12 Jun, 2016
50 dead, 53 injured in US gay nightclub mass shooting
MIAMI, US (Web Desk) - At least 50 people have been killed and more than 50 were injured after a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, police said on Sunday.

Orlando Police said officers entered the Pulse Club about three hours after the shooting unfolded - and killed the attacker, who had taken hostages.

They called it an act of terrorism, but said they did not yet know if it was domestic or international.

More than 100 people were reported to have been enjoying a Latin-themed night in the club, which is situated near Orange and Kaley avenue, the BBC reported.

The shooter behind an attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida is dead, police confirmed, describing the scene as a “mass casualty situation.”

“We can confirm this is a mass casualty situation,” the Orlando police said on their Twitter account.

“The shooter inside the club is dead,” they said in a separate tweet.

The incident began at around 2:00 am (0600 GMT) at the Pulse nightclub in downtown Orlando, with witnesses speaking of a gunman opening fire with an automatic weapon. The night club also urged patrons in a post on its Facebook page to “get out” and “keep running.”

A bomb squad and hazardous material team are at the scene. Orlando police say they carried out a controlled explosion.

Some reports say at least 20 shots were heard inside the club.

Video of shots being fired outside of Pulse night club in #Orlando

Video footage being shared on social media showed wounded people being treated at the scene. No official details of the incident have yet been given.

The incident comes as Orlando is still reeling from the fatal shooting on Friday night of 22-year-old singer Christina Grimmie following a concert in the city.

She had been signing autographs when she was shot by 26-year-old Kevin James Loibl, who then killed himself. It is not clear what Loibl's motive was.

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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