Police officers secure an area around a body outside the Pakistan Stock Exchange building on Monday. Photo: Asif Hassan/AFP via Getty Images

Security officials in Karachi, Pakistan, killed four men armed with guns and at least one hand grenade as the militants attempted to enter the southern port city's stock exchange building Monday, per Bloomberg. A police officer and two security guards died during the attack.

Why it matters: The Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA), a separatist group designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department, claimed responsibility, AP reports. It's the worst terrorist incident in Pakistan's financial hub since 2018, when gunmen stormed the Chinese consulate and killed seven people, Bloomberg notes. That attack was also claimed by the BLA.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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