A major terrorist attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi has been foiled by the law enforcement agencies, killing all 3 terrorists. The attack also resulted in the martyrdom of two policemen and two civilians. The Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claimed the responsibility for the attack.
The two police officers who died in the attack were identified as Assistant Sub Inspector Ashraf Dawood and Constable Amir, while an injured private security guard was identified as Muhammad Juman, according to police.
Three terrorists were killed in the operation, according to Sindh Police and the ISPR.
Developments on the attack can be found below:
2 civilians visa applicants from Quetta
Have died in the terrorist attack on the Chinese Consulate in Clifton#khialerts
— norbert almeida (@norbalm) November 23, 2018
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) November 23, 2018
China is Pakistan's best friend. These terrorists' actions have no support among local people. Attackers said they opposed China's exploitation of natural resources. It sounds like they were taught to say so. https://t.co/fWcriLhjiR
— Hu Xijin 胡锡进 (@HuXijin_GT) November 23, 2018
Terrorist Attack on Chinese Consulate Karachi is over; Ranger's Snipers have taken down the terrorist attackers. Fastest Anti-terror response, over in 60 min. (9.12am – 10.12am) Well Done Rangers & Karachi Police!
— Moeed Pirzada (@MoeedNj) November 23, 2018
The surge in attacks or attempted attacks in Pakistan on important installations whenever there's a regional transition in process is becoming a common trait, impossible without local involvement. #chineseconsulate #Karachi
— Aisha Saeed (@MsAishaK) November 23, 2018
"Security forces took charge. 3 terrorists killed. All Chinese are safe." #Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson @DrMFaisal said on his Twitter account, adding that Pakistan condemns the attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi. pic.twitter.com/mgtdA8G7Vq
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) November 23, 2018
Terrorist attack near the Chinese consulate in Karachi
Location is not confirmed.
Three terrorists stared firing and throwing hand grenades. pic.twitter.com/nRhVgB4vmH
— Sabena Siddiqi (@sabena_siddiqi) November 23, 2018
"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi." –Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d'affaires a.i. #USinPAK #USPAK #USEmbISB #AmbJones pic.twitter.com/GPtqBwNIqY
— US Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) November 23, 2018