Death toll hits 5 in Pakistani luxury hotel shooting – military
Published time: 12 May, 2019 15:15
Five people were killed during a terror attack on a private five-star hotel in the Pakistani southwestern port city of Gwadar, the military now confirmed announcing that the clearance operation is over.
Four hotel staff members and a Navy soldier lost their lives as three gunmen broke into the Pearl Continental hotel. Six more people were injured including in the ensuing gun fightALSO ON RT.COMAt least 1 killed as gunmen attack 5-star hotel in major Pakistani port city of Gwadar
The attackers who reportedly had rocket launchers were killed by the security forces during the operation while all hotel visitors were safely evacuated. A local militant group, the Balochistan Liberation Army, claimed responsibility for the attack, according to local media.
Gwadar is one of the major hubs involved in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project development and is often visited by Chinese nationals.