Security guard martyred as gunmen attack hotel in Gwadar: ISPR
GAWDAR (92 News) – A security guard was martyred in firing of three terrorists who attempted forced entry into the five star Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel in the southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday.
“Three terrorists attempted forced entry in PC Gwadar. Guard at entry challenged them. Terrorists opened fire on PC security guard who embraced Shahadat (martyrdom),” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The ISPR confirmed that the security forces have cordoned off the area and guests have been safely evacuated. “Terrorists encircled by security forces are in a staircase leading to top floor and a clearance operation is in progress,” it added.
According to the reports, the gunshots were heard as terrorists entered in private hotel. the unidentified terrorists have ambushed a five star hotel in Gwadar. Heavy contingents of police and security forces soon reached the area and started an operation.
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.
Police and FC personnel have also reached the scene and surrounded the hotel. Security around the hotel has been further tightened.
It is pertinent to mention here that the foreign delegations often stay at the hotel when visiting for work. Gwadar is one of the main centre’s of activity under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.