Gunmen storm 5-star hotel in Pakistan's port city Gwadar: Police

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 11, 2019, 07.20 PM(IST)

Authorities in Gwadar say 'majority of guests' taken out safely from Pearl Continental Hotel. Photograph:( ANI )

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The firing was underway at the Peal Continental Hotel after three to four armed militants barged into the facility, Dawn news quoted Gwadar Station House Officer (SHO) Aslam Bangulzai as saying.

Gunmen attacked a hotel in Pakistan's southwestern port city of Gwadar on Saturday and were battling security forces, officials said.

One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to talk to the media, told most guests had been evacuated but the attackers appeared to have reached the first floor of the hotel.

The firing was underway at the Peal Continental Hotel after three to four armed militants barged into the facility, Dawn news quoted Gwadar Station House Officer (SHO) Aslam Bangulzai as saying.

There was no immediate reports casualties.

"At around 4:50 pm (local time) we got reports that there are three to four armed men in PC Hotel," the officer said. 

Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that terrorists have stormed a 5-star hotel in Gawadar, Balochistan. 

Preliminary reports suggest three armed gunmen inside hotel, gunshots heard, the report added.

(With inputs from agencies)