Chinese Consulate Attacked in Karachi

Karachi: Three people have been injured as a result of a blast near the Chinese Consulate in the Clifton area of Karachi on Monday.

According to details a bomb was planted on a motorcycle parked near Pakistan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management. The institute is located right next to the consulate.

Inspector General (IG) Sindh Fayyaz Leghari said that the TV reports stating the consulate was the target are wrong. “The bomb was planted on a motorcycle in the parking near the office of Pakistan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management.”

He said that two people including one Rangers official were injured in the incident.

One car and up to three motorcycles parked nearby were reported to have been destroyed as a result of the blast.

Various police teams including the Crime Investigation Department and the Special Investigation Unit started investigation of the incident.

IG Sindh also announced a one million rupee award for anyone who provides information regarding the blast.

Earlier the office of a construction company located in the nearby Khayaban-e-Shamsheer area of DHA had come under attack by extortionists. A cracker blast had left one person injured.

[Sana]

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