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ARMED TERRORISTS STORM FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN PAKISTAN’S BALOCHISTAN; GUN BATTLE UNDERWAY

A gun battle is underway.

At least three armed terrorists on Saturday afternoon stormed into a five-star hotel in Pakistan’s Balochistan province. The incident took place in the evening in Gwadar city’s Pearl Continental Hotel where a gun battle is underway. A total of 95 per cent guests from the hotel is taking refuge at the 440 brigade. The Naval commandos and 31 brigade are trying to make ingress. The Naval helicopter will make an approach from the top. The terrorists were spotted on the first floor.

Three to four terrorists are present inside the premises of the hotel, Pakistani media, Dawn, reported quoting the Gwadar Station House Officer (SHO) Aslam Bangulzai. According to the SHO at around 4.50 pm reports started coming in about the presence of the terrorists in the hotel.

Dawn reported that “there are no foreigners at the hotel right now”. The hotel has been cordoned off and no one is allowed to go near the area, Dawn reported citing police sources. There are no reports of any casualties yet.

This is a developing story. More details are awaited.

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