2 Dead in Attack on Chinese Consulate in Pakistan

Three armed assailants carrying suicide jackets attacked the Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s biggest city, Karachi, Friday morning. They managed to enter the diplomatic compound and took positions before Pakistani security forces engaged them in an intense gunfight. Police sources confirmed that at least two policemen were killed in the exchange of fire.“There have been no casualties among the Chinese, or our guards, or among the visa applicants, since they managed to get inside,” said Ikram Sehgal, whose company, Security Management Services, guards the consulate.All of the consulate staff are safe, China’s foreign ministry said Friday.Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told a local TV channel ARY that a suicide bomber blew himself up to try to make way for two more attackers, but security forces engaged and killed them. He also said 21 Chinese were inside the consulate at the time of the attack.Security officials cordoned off the area and carried out a clearing operation...........................

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