Friday 14 December 2018

Gunmen storm Chinese Consulate in Karachi killing two police officers

Paramilitary forces and police take cover behind a wall during an attack on the Chinese consulate, where blasts and shots are heard, in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Paramilitary forces and police take cover behind a wall during an attack on the Chinese consulate, where blasts and shots are heard, in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Paramilitary forces and police are seen during an attack on the Chinese consulate, where blasts and shots are heard, in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Two police officers have been killed in a shootout after gunmen stormed the Chinese Consulate in Karachi, authorities have said.

Smoke was seen rising from the building as the shootout continued.

Mohammad Ashfaq, a local police chief, said more than two attackers stormed the consulate on Friday.

He said security forces have surrounded the area.

Local TV shows smoke rising from the building, which is also the residence of Chinese diplomats and other staff.

Authorities said the attackers first opened fire at consulate guards and then managed to breach the main gate and enter the building.

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