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Guests safely evacuated from Gwadar’s five star hotel: ISPR

GWADAR: All the guests were safely evacuated by the security forces from Gwadar’s five star hotel, which came under attacked by three terrorists, ARY News reported on Sunday.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), three terrorists stormed a five star hotel in Gwadar city of Balochistan province and a clearance operation by the security forces is currently underway.

According to ARY News correspondent Mustafa Khan Tareen, the militants stormed the Pearl Continental Hotel Gwadar. Heavy contingents of police and security forces soon reached the area and started an operation.

Fire exchanged between security forces and the militants, whose number was put at three by the security officials.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the security forces cordoned-off the area and the terrorists were confined to one place and were killed.

It also said a hotel security guard had embraced martyrdom during a clash between the hotel security and the terrorists.

‘Guests safely evacuated’

Balochistan Information Minister Zahoor Buledi told ARY News that all the foreign and local guests staying in the hotel were safely evacuated and the forces had started an operation to counter terrorists within the building.

Buledi further said there was no prior threat alert for today’s incident. He said the details would be shared with the media once the operation is over.

Home Minister Balochistan Mir Ziaullah Lango said there were reports of some casualties, however, none of the injured were foreigners.

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