Two police officers have been reported killed following an attack at China's consulate in Pakistan's southern coastal city of Karachi, according to reports.

Two police officers have been reported killed following an attack at China’s consulate in Pakistan’s southern coastal city of Karachi, according to reports.

Police told Al Jazeera that one of the three attackers have been killed, and that suicide vest and weapons were recovered.

In a phone call to Al Jazeera on Friday, Baloch Liberation Army spokesman Jihand Baloch said the armed separatist group was responsible for the attack.

He said that three attackers armed with guns and grenades were involved in the fighting.

Geo TV broadcast images of a plume of smoke billowing into the air, apparently from the blast earlier.

Reports said fighting was ongoing.

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