Four terrorists attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange compound in Karachi on Monday morning 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 terrorists 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,” said Memon.
India backed the terrorist organization Balochistan Liberation Army-linked Majeed Brigade claims responsibility claimed the responsibility of the attack.
The terrorists initially threw a grenade at security men posted outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange compound then opened fire on a security post. The four were killed when security forces posted there responded.
Police constables Khalil and Rafiq of SSU killed the BLA terrorists in Pakistan Stock Exchange says Mr. Khalid Farooq, Former Head of National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA)
The Pakistan Stock Exchange did not suspend trading during the attack, its managing director, Furrukh Khan, said.
BLA were also responsible for an attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi in 2018.
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