Pakistan Stock Exchange Camera Shows Beginning of Militant Attack
Security footage from a stock exchange in Karachi, Pakistan shows a militant attacking the entrance of the building, Monday, June 29.
Gunmen attack Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi, several killed including assailants Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi, killing two guards and a policeman and wounding seven others before being shot dead.
The assailants launched a grenade attack at the main gate to the building and opened fire but police say they failed to make it to the trading floor.
Staff inside took refuge in locked rooms and many were evacuated. Security forces are searching the area.
Militants from the Baloch Liberation Army say they were behind the attack.
Ethnic Baloch groups have fought a long-running insurgency for a separate homeland and a greater share of resources in Pakistan's Balochistan province. Gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in the city of Karachi over an hour ago.
A grenade was thrown as the men entered the compound.
Security forces were quickly on the scene and police say the attack is now over.
Several people have been killed including four of the assailants, an official said.
Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder joins us live from the capital, Islamabad. Four people were killed after gunmen stormed the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) compound in the southern city of Karachi in an attack claimed by ethnic Baloch separatists.
Four gunmen attacked the stock exchange building at approximately 10am (05:00 GMT) on Monday, firing indiscriminately as they charged past a security checkpoint at the compound's entrance.
Two attackers were killed at that checkpoint, security officials said, while the other two were shot dead while attempting to gain entrance to the building.
The dead included three private security guards and a police officer, hospital officials said. At least seven people were wounded in the attack.