Two policemen were martyred and a security guard injured in an attack outside the Chinese consulate in Karachi on Friday morning, police reported.
Up to four gunmen tried to enter the consulate but were intercepted by security guards at a checkpoint, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Karachi Javed Alam Odho said. Retaliatory firing resulted in martyrdom of two police officials, he added.
The entire staff present inside the Chinese consulate in Karachi is safe, security sources said.
Jinnah Hospital spokesperson Dr Seemi Jamali confirmed that two bodies were brought to the hospital. She further said that the injured guard is in critical condition.
Three terrorists were killed and suicide jackets and weapons were recovered from their possession, Karachi police chief revealed.
Heavy contingents of police and Rangers have been deployed at the site of the incident and roads leading to the consulate have been cordoned off.
Police teams are currently conducting a clearing operation inside and around the Chinese consulate in Karachi.