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The Chinese Consulate was under attack today as gunmen carrying grenades storm the building. A long battle with the Police started as three of the separatists were gunned down but two police dead in the process.
The Consulate is home to the Chinese diplomats. As they were major targets.
Police says that the separatists were able to scale through the gates as they used grenades on it. Pictures by local television stations show that after the attack, smoke was seen coming from the consulate.
A separatist group called the Baluch Liberation Army claimed responsibility and the said that the reason for the attack was due to the strong relationship between the Pakistanis Government and the Chinese which is seen in the Chinese investment in light railway around their country.
In reacting to the attack Pakistan Prime Minister said it was a plot to destabilize the relationship between Pakistan and China.
While the spokesman of the Chinese foreign ministry said that China would not stop in his support of the Pakistani Government.
And officers said that no staff of the consulate including diplomate got injured, they were not affected by the attack.
An hour later, in Orakzai a suicide bomber drove a motorcycle into a crowd where a festival was going on around their market and then blew himself.
The district’s assistant commissioner Abbas Khan said of the suicide bombing: “It was a suicide blast at the festival that takes place every Friday,”