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Karachi attack: Two dead in attack on Chinese consulate

Paramilitary forces and policeman take cover behind a wall during an attack on the Chinese embassy, where blasts and shots are heard, in Karachi, Pakistan November 23, 2018.

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Paramilitary forces and policeman take cover behind a wall near the Chinese embassy

Two policemen have been killed and a security guard injured in an armed attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani coastal city of Karachi.

Gunshots was heard at about 09:30 local time (04:30 GMT) outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area, police said.

Four gunmen tried to enter the consulate but were stopped by security guards at a checkpoint, reports said.

There is a heavy police presence in the area which has been cordoned off.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a blast, and local TV channels have broadcast images of a plume of smoke.

A separatist group from the province of Balochistan has said it carried out the attack.

China, which neighbours Pakistan, is a close ally and the country’s main benefactor, investing huge amount of money in infrastructure projects.

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