All three attackers have been killed; the BLA has claimed responsibility for the attack
The Sindh IG and Governor Imran Ismail have summoned reports on the incident from the South DIG. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah called the consul general and assured him that everything would be alright.
I can't describe what it was like to watch this... and realize that the person who took it... was my father from his bedroom window. Just called home, he's safe. https://t.co/511AmpjpvQ— Natasha Japanwala (@NatJapanwala) November 23, 2018
Security at the consulate has been increased.The attackers are still outside the consulate and an operation is still under way. All the lanes surrounding the consulate have been sealed. People have been barred from entering the area. The South SSP is leading the operation himself and says they are closer to controlling the situation.Related: Attack on Chinese Consulate will not damage Pak-China friendship: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood QureshiSchools nearby are locked down. One school has sealed its gates and told parents that no one will be allowed to enter or exit the premises. "A child leaving the gate every two seconds is a huge security hazard. Having children on the road right now is not a good idea," said the school administration in a message to parents.The attack drew condemnation from many quarters. The Foreign Office tweeted a condemnation
Rangers and police combined operation is in process, I salute to 2 officers who died in the process. No terrorist will be able to destroy the law & order situation Inshallah we have our full trust in our LEA’s after Allah.— Imran Ismail (@ImranIsmailPTI) November 23, 2018
"The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s attack on the Chinese Consulate in Karachi." --Ambassador Paul Jones, Chargé d'affaires a.i. #USinPAK #USPAK #USEmbISB #AmbJones pic.twitter.com/GPtqBwNIqY— US Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) November 23, 2018