Security footage shows gunmen marching towards Chinese consulate in Karachi

Security footage shows gunmen marching towards Chinese consulate in Karachi

All the staff inside the consulate are safe, local media reports said. "There can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism", the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said.

Khan vowed to take measures to trace those linked to the attacks in Orakzai and in Karachi.

"We have received two dead bodies of policemen and an injured Chinese security guard who is under treatment", said Seemi Jamali, the executive director at the Jinnah Hospital.

In a statement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that all Chinese consulate staff "are safe".

It added that "such terrorist attacks only strengthens the resolve of the worldwide community to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations".

Pakistan has long accused its old rival, India, of supporting the nationalist insurgents in Baluchistan, whileIndia accused Pakistan of nurturing Islamist militants throughout the region.

He declined to comment on the identity or motive of the attackers. He also called the Chinese consul general to reassure him of adequate security.

Security was immediately ramped up at consulates all over Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, he added.

Police and Rangers were on the scene, police said.

Also on Friday a bomb hidden in a carton of vegetables killed at least 20 people at a marketplace in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region.

DIG Karachi South Javeed Alam Odho elaborated that a terrorist with suicide vest was gunned down by security forces and the other two were also killed in the ensuing gunfight.

Most of the victims in the attack in the town of Klaya were minority Shiite Muslims.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the assault.

Baluchistan, which is on the borders of Afghanistan and Iran, has rich mineral and natural gas reserves but is Pakistan's poorest province.

Smoke rises from the Chinese consulate after an attack by gunmen in Karachi.

A Twitter account associated with the group said three of its members had "embraced martyrdom", according to The New York Times.

He added that the attackers "ran away" but did not confirm if the attack was over, saying the area had been cordoned off and security forces were conducting a clearing operation.

The group later e-mailed a statement to media saying that the attack was "aimed at making it clear that China's military expansionism on Baloch soil will not be tolerated". He blamed the "enemy of Pakistan" for the attack.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told reporters in Islamabad that "all the terrorists have been eliminated". "They tried to get into the visa section", police chief Amir Shaikh said, according to news agency Reuters.

"Strongly condemn the terrorist attacks against Chinese Consulate in Karachi & in Orakzai tribal area".

Sources add that Achchu is now undergoing medical treatment at Max Hospital in New Delhi, after being injured in an operation by Pakistani security forces near Sibi, Balochistan past year. He says security forces have surrounded the area.

Ahsan Jamil, an equity portfolio manager at an investment firm whose office faces the Chinese consulate, told CNN that the shots started around 9:15 (11:15 p.m. ET Thursday night) and lasted around 30 to 45 minutes.

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