Islamabad, Pakistan: Prime Minister of Imran Khan has condemned attack on PC Hotel Gwardar and said that enemies of Pakistan want to disturb economic growth of Pakistan.
Meanwhile, Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) department of Pakistan Army confirmed that three terrorists attempted forced entry in PC Hotel Gwadar.
Guard at entry challenged them. Terrorists opened fire on PC security guard who embraced Shahadat. Security forces have cordoned area. Guests safely evacuated. Terrorists encircled by security forces in staircase leading to top floor. Clearance Operation in progress.
Sources said that over 40 Chinese Engineers were residing inside hotel at the time of terror attack.
#Gwadar Attack Update: 95% guests from PC safely taking refuge at 440 brigade. Naval commandos and 31 brigade trying to make ingress.naval helicopter will make an approach. three assailants spotted on first floor.
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) May 11, 2019
So-called Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) accepted the responsibility.
#BREAKING: #BLA takes responsibility of #Gwadar attack in email sent to journalists. Still few details abt it as Pakistan govt & local media seem to be tight lipped abt it. But just attack itself in a heavily militarized zone is big question mark on #PakArmy tht runs #Balochistan pic.twitter.com/Y3tf63liy8
— Taha Siddiqui (@TahaSSiddiqui) May 11, 2019
Since last one and half year, Baluchistan is again under heavy terrorists attacks and situation is becoming grave. Moreover recent terrorist attacks question security lapses and presence of heavily armed terrorists again in cities and at sensitive places like PC Hotel Gwadar.