Islamabad: Two cops and three terrorists were on Friday killed in firing near Chinese Consulate in Karachi’s Clifton area in Pakistan, news agency ANI reported. One person has reported to be injured, the identity of whom is still to be ascertained. High Alert has been sounded across the country.

According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Javed Alam Odho, the incident took place at around 9:30 AM, Geo TV reported. “Three to four men attempted to enter the Chinese consulate and fired upon being stopped by security guards,” sources said. The sources added that the security forces deployed outside the Chinese consulate retaliated to the firing. The blast was heard during the exchange of fire.

The roads leading to the Chinese consulate have been cordoned off and heavy security has been deployed near the area.

Meanwhile, India condemned the terrorist attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi. “We condole loss of lives in this dastardly attack. There can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism. The perpetrators of this heinous attack should be brought to justice expeditiously, Minister of External Affairs (MEA) said. 

China also ‘strongly’ condemned the attack on the consulate.