Terror attack on Chinese Consulate in Karachi foiled; 3 terrorists killed

KARACHI:A terror attack targeting the Chinese Consulate  in Karachi was foiled by security forces,leaving at least seven people dead.Separatist militants who oppose Chinese investment projects in western Pakistan say they carried out the attack.Three terrorists were killed in the operation by security forces.Gunshots and multiple blasts were heard in the area between 9:30am and 10am. Images from the area showed smoke rising from the Chinese Consulate building, which also serves as the residence for Chinese diplomats and other staff.Three gunmen tried to enter the consulate but were stopped by guards at a checkpoint, reports said. Two of those killed in the attack were police officers.