Mohammad Azeem, an official at the well-known charity Eddie Rescue Center, said that the dead had been confirmed to include police and security officials.
Rescue and paramilitary security personnel are on the scene, Azeem said.
According to CNN affiliate Geographic News, the video shows security and roadblocks outside the Karachi Stock Exchange.
Abid Ali, director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange, said in an Earth News briefing that four attackers entered the compound and started shooting, but were killed by security forces.
Ali said: “There are four attackers from the parking lot. They threw a grenade at the main entrance of the KSE (stock exchange) and then opened fire at will.”
“The attacker was wearing a uniform that looked like a police uniform. All four were killed and the situation is currently under control.”
General Oma Ahmed Buhari, General Director of Pakistan Rangers Sind (Pakistan Rangers Sind Province) (below) claimed that (Luchi Liberation Army is responsible for this attack.
Buhari said: “We are investigating further to find out who these people are.”
A BLA source confirmed this claim, saying: “Today, the Majeed Brigade of the Baluchi Liberation Army carried out a self-sacrificing attack on the Karachi Stock Exchange. Our combatants were inside the building and took control of the area .”
The BLA has carried out low-level separatist rebellions against Pakistan’s targets for nearly two decades. The organization was initially formed outraged by the state’s monopoly on the mineral resources of Balochistan.
It previously killed and kidnapped Chinese engineers working in the province.
The tweet wrote: “Once the situation is under control and we know more details, we will make a more detailed statement in due course. At present, the shooting has stopped and reinforcement work is in place.”
The Pakistani stock exchange administration issued a message saying that the “commando” had entered the compound and “four terrorists” had died.
The government told the workers in the building to stay on the higher floors. “The rangers will sort out the compound and let everyone leave in an orderly manner.”
Karachi’s Pakistan Stock Exchange is the largest in the country. It is located in the city’s financial center, where all major banking and financial services are located, and usually has a large number of security departments.