at Least five people have been killed in the attack on the hotel in the port city of Gwadar, of them three security guards and two from the hotel staff.
had three of the four floors crawled. During the fighting to attentatspersonerna have been identified in the direction of a staircase that led to the top floor, and the security forces are now concentrating the search there. The police wanted to on Sunday did not indicate whether any perpetrators had been arrested or killed.
Witnesses said to Reuters that sporadic gunfire is still heard from the hotel.
Prime minister Imran Khan condemns the attack.
”Such attempts, especially in Baluchistan, aiming to sabotage our economic projects and our prosperity,” said Imran Khan in a statement.
It was on Saturday that at least four armed persons, dressed in arméuniformer, stormed the five-star Pearl Continental in the port city of Gwadar Attack occurred shortly before 17 pm local time (14 utc).
the Hotel is located on a hill on a peninsula that forms a large part of the city and are frequented by the majority of foreign guests, especially the chinese. According to local authorities, the building was, however, empty when the attack occurred.
The separatist organization Baluchistans's liberation army has claimed responsibility for the attack and said in a statement that the attack was directed against the ' chinese and other foreign investors”. The chinese embassy in Islamabad condemned the attack and commend the pakistani army for its "heroic efforts".
the Province of Baluchistan is Pakistan's largest but also the poorest.