Karachi, November 23: Firing and gunshots were heard near the Chinese consulate in Karachi's Clifton Block 4 on Friday morning, as reports emerged that three-four armed men attempted to enter inside the consulate. Two policemen posted for the security of Chinese officials were killed in the gunfire, whereas, three terrorists have been eliminated.
"Three to four men attempted to enter the Chinese consulate and fired upon being stopped by security guards," an official told local news channels, adding that two police personnel have been martyred, whereas, nearly 4 are severely injured. China Again Declines to Reveal Details of Financial Assistance to Pakistan.
Eye-witnesses claimed that the attackers were in possession of hand grenades, which they threw inside the consulate campus.
The situation is yet to be brought under control, an official of the Karachi police said, adding that the terrorists began the assault around 9:30 am.
Additional police and contingents of Rangers have been rushed to Clifton Block 4 to neutralise the terror attack. The area has been cordoned off, with blockades imposed on all roads leading to an fro the consulate.
While no extremist group has claimed responsibility so far, there exists a possibility that insurgent outfits based in Sindh and Balochistan regions -- who have marked their stringent opposition to the CPEC project -- may be involved in the terror attack.