Funeral of victims of attack at Chinese consulate in Karachi

Mourners attend a funeral in Quetta, the provincial capital and of Balochistan in western Pakistan, for Niaz Muhammad and his son, two of four people killed the previous day when gunmen armed with hand grenades and a suicide vest stormed the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said, with the attack claimed by a separatist group which branded Beijing “an oppressor”.

CCTV shows attack at Karachi’s China consulate

(23 Nov 2018) Armed separatists stormed the Chinese Consulate in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday, triggering an intense hour-long shootout during which two Pakistani civilians, two police officers and all three assailants were killed. (Nov. 23)

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Four killed as gunmen attack Chinese consulate in Karachi

Security officials gather outside the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi after it was attacked by unidentified gunmen.

Video of gunmen outside Karachi Chinese consulate

(23 Nov 2018) Pakistani officials say three gunmen who stormed the Chinese Consulate in Karachi are dead. Cellphone video of CCTV footage shows three men approaching the consulate carrying Kalashnikovs. Two Pakistani guards and two civilians were also killed. (Nov. 23)

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