The gunfight at the Pearl Continental Hotel took hours. All guests of the hotel, where many businessmen and foreigners staying, were evacuated. The attack started when at least three attackers hand grenades tossed to the guards at the entrance and then opened fire. A security guard was killed and then allowed the attackers to the complex to penetrate.
Meanwhile, the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), the attack claimed. A message on the official twitter account of the BLA states that the attack focused on “Chinese and other foreign investors”. The BLA is fighting since 2004 for the self-determination of the Baluch. That is an originally Iranian people for decades would be suppressed in Pakistan. The Baluchi live not only in Pakistan; a total of 8 to 9 million, spread over Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. The province of Beloetsjistan in Pakistan is one of the poorest and least developed provinces.Fighters “have left this world”
According to the local police chief, Aslam Bangulzai, had police officers, paramilitary troops, soldiers and commandos of the Pakistan navy hotel in the southern province of Beloetsjistan surrounded. The BLA reported in a Tweet that “after more than ten hours of continuous battle and achieving all their goals” the warriors “their last bullets and leave this world.” They claim many victims, but that's not true. “A number of security guards and Chinese investors have been killed.”
The provincial minister of the Interior, Zahoor Baledi, spoke earlier of an attack by three terrorists, armed with automatic rifles. They attacked the hotel in the afternoon, when a firefight broke out, he reported. “There will be no foreigners in the hotel and all guests have been evacuated.”
The clash between BLA Majeed Brigade fighters and Pakistani army is underway. PC hotel is still under the control of Our fighters. Number of security personnel and Chinese investors have been killed.#Gwadar #BALOCHISTAN #MajeedBrigadeHakkal(@ hakkal_media) link
The port of Gwadar is part of a Chinese project worth 62 billion dollars of trade routes to build to the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Gwadar is the terminus of a trade route to Pakistan. China is currently very active in the just 85,000 inhabitants storey Gwadar, in the southwest of Pakistan, near Iran. The port of the city is an important part of the 60 billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. That corridor makes part of China's New silk road, Beijing launched trade route from China across Asia to Europe. The regime wants its sphere of influence in Asia and expand in Europe.
come to China, therefore, the government of Pakistan. If the attack is, however, a goal of Chinese victims, then that is not successful. Although normally a lot of Chinese workers in the Pearl Continental stay, were there during the attack hardly any Chinese people, said Reuters news agency. BLA announced on Twitter, however, at least be more attacks.
The past few weeks, there was a wave of violence by islamist militants in the restive province. So is the taliban active in Beloetsjistan and have the sunni extremists the low-down on the shiite portion of the population. Rebels for the independence of the province of contend, are the security forces, and even Chinese infrastructure projects. A few weeks ago, it was still 14 bus passenger, among whom marineofficieren, to the life in an attack of separatists.