Baloch Liberation Army claims responsibility for attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi; security operation to clear building underway
New Delhi: On Monday morning, four heavily armed assailants attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) in Karachi, leaving at least seven dead, and several others injured, said reports from Aljazeera.
The dead include a policeman, two civilians, and the four gunmen.
It is being reported that unidentified terrortists launched an attack at the entrance and entered the stock exchange grounds.
"All four attackers had been killed by police and security forces responding to the attack, said Faisal Edhi, head of the Edhi charity and ambulance service which serves the city," reported Aljazeera.
It added that, "The Baloch Liberation Army armed group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement released while the security operation to clear the building was ongoing."
Meanwhile, people inside the PSX building were evacuated using backdoor, said another report.
The PSX is Pakistan's main stock exchange, with more than 2,000 employees normally working in the building for the Exchange and associated trading companies, however, due to coronavirus pandemic, fewer people were present inside the building. It also houses the headquarters of many banks.