Karachi (Staff Report): At least two policemen were martyred in an attack on the Chinese Consulate General in Karachi on Friday.
The exchange of fire started around 9.30am.
According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Karachi Javed Alam Odho, at least three gunmen tried to enter the consulate but were intercepted by security guards at a checkpoint, Retaliatory firing resulted in martyrdom of two police officials, he added.
Three suspects were killed as forces successfully foiled the attack, Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Shaikh said. "The men came to the consulate in a car which was loaded with explosives," Karachi police chief said.
One person has also been admitted to the hospital in critical condition, he added.
Suicide jackets and weapons were recovered from the possession of the terrorists.
All the staff inside the Chinese consulate is safe, security sources said.
Jinnah Hospital spokesperson Dr Seemi Jamali confirmed that two bodies were brought to the hospital and said the injured guard is in critical condition.
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.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has condemned the attack on the Chinese Consulate, terming it as a conspiracy against relations between the two countries. The prime minister also ordered an immediate inquiry of the attack.