The Hush Post|12:30 pm|1-min-read
At least three or more terrorists attacked on the Chinese consulate in Karachi, Pakistan at around 9:30 am on Friday. According to media reports, three terrorists and two policemen were killed in the attack.
The attack began with an explosion. After the explosion, the terrorists opened fire and tried to enter the consulate building. However, the consulate’s security guards quickly locked the building in order to stop the attackers from entering.
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Around two hours after the explosion, the situation was brought under control. As per police, the terrorists had come to the consulate in a car laden with explosives.
According to a defence contractor, Ikram Sehgal, “They proceeded towards the gate of the consulate. However, the guards quickly closed the gate, civilians with consular business were ushered inside and the Chinese staff were taken to a safe location.” The attack has been carried out just before an annual defence seminar and exhibition in Pakistan which will be held from November 27 to 30 this year in the port city.
Meanwhile, the area had been cordoned off and security forces were conducting a clearing operation.