Wednesday , May 27 2020

Two policemen killed, school locked down due to firing on Chinese Consulate

Paramilitary forces and police are seen during an attack on the Chinese embassy. PHOTO: REUTERS

Karachi: Two police officials were martyred in firing near the Chinese Consulate General in Karachi’s upscale Clifton area on Friday.

Police has confirmed that three attackers have been killed during the exchange of the firing between the rangers and rioters. A large contingent of rangers and police official is appointed in the whole area soon after the incident happened.

Although the whole staff and officials of the consulate are safe bu the area is still surrounded by heavy security from rangers.

Two of the attackers have been killed from ranger’s snipers. Consulate is presently being cleaned.

The staff of the Chinese consulate ere locked inside the big room by the security guard. Six visa applicants including women and a child are also locked along with many other consulate officials.

People inside the consulate are safe but they will only be allowed to go out once the situation is under control. the areas have been sealed and rangers guarding it strictly.

Traffic has been halted. Several nearby schools, offices and restaurants are sealed too. Another embassy resides in the adjoining areas, Embassy of Kuwait which is also blocked.

Lot of CCTV cameras are installed in that area, police is looking into the footage of how the whole incident occurred.

The nearby schools have been locked down and School administration is asked not to allow kids to go out even if the home time rings. Because of the security condition in that area, once the security is restored kids may leave for their homes.

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