UNSC condemns attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi

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The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks on Chinese Consulate in Karachi and Kalaya Bazaar in Orakzai.

In a statement, members of the Security Council also expressed appreciation for the swift response by Pakistani authorities.

The Council members stressed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constituted one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.

“Any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” read the statement.

The UNSC statement also underscored the importance of “the fundamental principle of the inviolability of diplomatic and consular premises, and the obligations on host governments, including under international treaties, to protect those premises and their officials”.

On Friday, security forces foiled an attack on the Chinese consulate located in Karachi’s upscale Clifton, killing all three terrorists and seizing at least nine hand grenades, Kalashnikov bullets, magazines and explosives.

Two policemen, ASI Ashraf Dawood and Constable Amir, were martyred in the operation to foil the attack. Two civilians, a father and a son who had come from Quetta for visas, were also killed, police said after reviewing initial information. A security guard was also critically injured.

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