The attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan killed two police officers
Two policemen were killed in a shootout with at least three unknown persons, who attacked the Consulate General of China in the Pakistani city of Karachi, AP reported, citing the Sheriff of the local police. It clarifies Reuters, citing doctors, also injured one of the guards of the Embassy.
The attackers first detonated a hand grenade and opened fire on guards at the entrance to the Consulate, and then, according to the AP, broke into the territory of the Embassy.
Reuters, citing police reports that three of the attackers were killed before they could get to the Consulate. They were wearing “suicide belt”.
Responsibility for the attack was claimed by the separatist group “Liberation army Balochistan”. This is one of the most influential groups in the South of Pakistan.
Terrorist attack near the Chinese consulate in Karachi
Location is not confirmed.
Three terrorists stared firing and throwing hand grenades. pic.twitter.com/nRhVgB4vmH
— Sabena Siddiqi (@sabena_siddiqi) November 23, 2018
Armed men attacked the well-guarded Chinese consulate in Karachi – it’s a well-guarded location with barricaded streets around it – they are trying to break into the Consulate – heavy gunfire reported pic.twitter.com/MtqmDr4vfu
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) November 23, 2018