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India-Pakistan
Karachi Chinese consulate terror attack kills two as explosion and gunfire heard
2018-11-23
[Express] GUNFIRE and an explosion were heard as three suicide bombers of a Pakistani insurgent group possessing hand grenades and weapons attempted to enter the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, police officials have confirmed.

According to witnesses, the weapons were fired near the consulate in Clifton Block 4 around 9.30am local time (4.30am GMT). At least two policemen were shot dead in the attack and a security guard was wounded. Local media reported that the injured had reached Jinnah hospital.

It is not yet clear whether Chinese officials were harmed but Karachi police chief Amir Shaikh confirmed the attackers were not able to get inside the consulate.

Mr Sheikh said: "They tried to enter the visa section but did not succeed."

Pakistan's insurgent separatist militant group Balochistan has claimed responsibility for the attack and asserted that their action "is continuing".

The spokesman for the Balochistan Liberation Army, Geand Baloch, told Reuters: "There were three suicide attackers.

Posted by:Besoeker

#1  "Baloch Liberation Army formally claims responsibility for attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi Pakistan. Threatens China to leave Baloch or face further such attacks in future as well. 'China's military expansion on Baloch soil will not be tolerated'.:"
Posted by: newc   2018-11-23 03:28  

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