The Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar. (File photo)
The Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar. (File photo)

5 killed in Gwadar hotel attack; clearance operation ends

ANI | Updated: May 13, 2019 01:08 IST

Gwadar [Pakistan] May 13 (ANI): Five people including four hotel employees and a navy soldier lost their lives in a terror attack that targeted the Pearl Continental here in Gwadar, the Pakistani army's media wing said on Sunday, as it announced the conclusion of its clearance operation of the hotel.
Apart from five killed, six people including two navy soldiers, two army captains and two hotel employees were injured as the gunmen barged in the hotel, reported Dawn.
The Pakistani army on Sunday said that the security forces had completed the operation at the hotel and killed three terrorists. The bodies of the terrorists were retained for identification.
The banned Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) had claimed responsibility for the attack.
Several gunshots were heard after three armed militants entered the private five-star hotel. The security guard was killed after he tried to stop the gunmen from entering the hotel's premises.
This is the sixth terror attack in Balochistan in one month. (ANI)