At least one man was killed on Saturday as security forces battled three heavily armed attackers who stormed the five star Pearl Continental hotel in the southwestern port city of Gwadar, officials said.
Gunshots were heard as terrorists entered a private five-star hotel in Gwadar city of Balochistan.
When last report came in shooting was heard as three armed men entered the Pearl Continental hotel.
Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel in port city Gwadar, is located on the Koh-e-Batil Hill, south of West Bay on Fish Harbour Road is built by Chinese.
Three terrorists are heavily armed. They have rocket launchers and may be wearing suicide jackets. Security forces have arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area.
Balochistan information Minister Zahoor Balidi said all persons inside the hotel have been safely evacuated. The minister said firing exchange between terrorists and security forces is under way.
Baloch Liberstion Army has tsken the responsibolity of the attack.
This is not plan of IS but are attackers are making way of freedom, fighter of Balochistan.
Freedom fighters have attacked Pearl Continental Hotel, Koh-e-Batil, Gawadar, Balochistan. 3-4 gunmen reportedly have stormed the hotel and are firing from the first floor. Pakistan Army and Navy commandoes are on Spot.Freedom fighters have a mission” Freedom from Pak oppression.
Final call is still unknown about attackers but are laced with heavy weaponry is fresh tale to the attack.
Gwadar port region is the focal point of the multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which is part of China’s mammoth Belt and Road infrastructure project.