Two policemen martyred and a security guard injured in an attack outside the Chinese consulate in Karachi's Clifton Block-4 on Friday morning.
According to police, three to four gunmen tried to broke into n Chinese consulate but were intercepted by security guards at a checkpoint, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Karachi Javed Alam Odho said. Retaliatory firing resulted in martyrdom of two police officials, he added.
Heavy contingents of police and Rangers have been deployed at the site of the incident and roads leading to the consulate have been cordoned off.
Police teams are currently conducting a clearing operation inside and around the Chinese consulate. Small explosions were also heard from time to time in the Consulate premises.
However all the Chinese officials are safe inside the consulate.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has taken notice of the attack outside the Chinese consulate in Karachi and directed authorities to ensure security of the staff present inside.
Shah also telephoned Additional IG Sindh and issued instructions to send additional contingents of forces to the consulate. CM Shah also telephoned the Chinese consul general and said all staff members were safe. The Sindh chief minister assured the Chinese consul general that security measures were being taken and that he had contacted DG Rangers and IG police.
PTI leader Faisal Vawda visited the consulate after the attack.
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