Islamabad, May 11 : In a major terror attack, terrorists barged inside a five-star hotel in Gwadar in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on Saturday.
Gunshots were heard inside the Peal Continental Hotel, situated in the port city of Gwadar.
A security guard who tried to stop terrorists from entering the hotel has been shot dead, ISPR (Inter-Services Public Relations, military’s media wing) said.
There are reports of three suspected terrorists inside the hotel. The fierce gunbattle is on between terrorists and security forces.
Zahoor Baledi, spokesperson of Balochistan government says the terrorists inside the hotel also have hand grenades. He said all the people present inside the hotel have been evacuated safely.
Pakistani website, The Express Tribune says that both navy and army has been pressed into the operations and the area surrounding the five-star hotel has been cordoned off.
There was no immediate reports of casualties.
Gwadar, in Pakistan’s resource-rich province of Balochistan, is a strategically important city for the country as major infrastruture is being built and funded by China.
According to ISPR statement, terrorists opened fire on PC security guard who embraced Shahadat.
Security forces have cordoned area, the statement said and added guests have been safely evacuated.
Terrorists encircled by security forces in staircase leading to top floor