In a shootout with militants killed two police officers, also injured a member of the security service of the Consulate.
According to Karachi police chief Amir Sheikh, there were three participants in the attack on the diplomatic mission. “The men arrived at the Consulate in a car loaded with explosives,” he added. The police also reported that all the attackers were killed, and devices for self-detonation were found on their bodies.
“There were three attackers, and all three were killed… they couldn’t even get to the Consulate. They intended to get to the visa Department”, – Bloomberg quotes the chief of police Karachi .
Data on the death of two police officers also confirmed the press Secretary of the hospital Jinnah Hospital. According to him, the security officer is in critical condition.
According to Reuters, with reference to two sources in law enforcement, diplomats are safe. Later, the data that the Consulate staff were not injured in the attack, confirmed the Minister of foreign Affairs of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
According to the Agency, responsibility for the attack was assumed by the separatist group “Liberation army of Baluchistan”.
It is also reported about the explosion in the market in the city of Hangu in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. At least 25 people were killed and 35 injured, according to Geo TV and Aaj TV.
The victims were hospitalized, the police cordoned off the area of the market, the cause of the explosion turns out. So far, none of the terrorist groups has claimed responsibility for the explosion.