Karachi: Three unidentified gunmen were killed by Pakistan security forces in an incident of firing near the Chinese Consulate in Karachi’s Clifton area on Friday morning, reported Pakistan channel Geo TV quoting Karachi police chief, Agency reports.
Geo TV also reported that a gunman’s “suicide vest” had been recovered.
Two Pakistani policemen were also killed and a security guard wounded during the attack, a doctor told Reuters.
According to media reports, a blast and gunshots were heard. However, the motive of the attack is not clear or how close the gunshots were to the consulate.
Geo TV broadcast images of a plume of smoke billowing into the air, apparently from the blast earlier.
Roads leading to the Chinese consulate were cordoned off and the staff inside the Chinese consulate were evacuated to safety, Geo TV reported quoting security sources.