Published: Sun, May 12, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Armed militants storm five star hotel in Gwadar

Armed militants storm five star hotel in Gwadar

Several armed terrorists have stormed a five star hotel in Gwadar city of Balochistan province and a clearance operation by the security forces is now underway, ARY News reported.

A Pakistan Hotel Attack by terrorists is now underway at the Pearl Continent Hotel in Pakistan's Gwadar port city.

Police said that in addition to the guard killed by the attackers, at least two other people were wounded but there was no final casualty total.

The SHO further said that "additional police force, ATF (Anti-terrorism force) and army are all present" at the hotel to handle the situation.

Preliminary reports suggest 3 armed gunmen inside the hotel in the port city of Gwadar, ANI reported.

An official told Reuters most guests had been evacuated from the hotel in Gwadar as of Saturday evening.

A second security official said troops had taken control of the area after killing the assailants.

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Reportedly, shooting was heard as three armed men entered the hotel.

Three gunman have killed a guard after they stormed a hotel in Pakistan.

"Three terrorists attempted forced entry in PC Gwadar". No foreigners are reported to have been inside the hotel, the report said.

Beijing is investing over $50 billion in Pakistan as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

Security forces have arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area, reported Dunya News. However, a hotel spokesman said there were no guests and few staff due to Ramadan.

The luxury Pearl-Continental hotel is located on the Koh-e-Batil Hill, south of West Bay on Fish Harbour Road and overlooks the Arabian Sea.

Balochistan province is Pakistan's poorest and most restive.

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