Gunmen have killed at least four people in an attack on the Chinese consulate in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.
Gunshots were heard at about 9:30am local time outside the consulate in the upmarket Clifton area. Police shot dead three attackers.
All the staff inside the consulate are safe, China said. The government condemned the attack on its mission and the foreign ministry in Beijing called for extra measures to protect Chinese citizens in Pakistan.
“At the same time we mourn the deaths of the Pakistani police and think of their families at this time,” a spokesman said.
Separatist militants who oppose Chinese investment projects in western Pakistan say they carried out the attack.
In another incident on Friday, at least 30 people were killed in a bomb attack in north-west Pakistan.
The blast occurred in a mostly Shia neighbourhood in Orakzai district. Police say a suicide bomber on a motorbike drove into a crowded marketplace.