Gunmen attack hotel in Pakistan port city Gwadar

Gunmen have stormed a five-star hotel in the southwestern Pakistani port city of Gwadar and are fighting with security forces, an official said.

“Three or four attackers have entered the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar,” Zia Langove, Balochistan provincial home minister, said in a statement on Saturday.

“People in the hotel have been wounded by firing by the terrorists. The security forces operation is ongoing.”

The statement said the police, Frontier Corps and Levies forces were all taking part in the operation.
“Many of the guests staying at the hotel have been safely evacuated from the premises.”

Local media were reporting the sounds of gunfire.

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