On a five-star hotel in Pakistan an armed attack, there were casualties, according to Reuters.
According to the Agency, three militants started a gunfight with security Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar (Baluchistan province) early this morning. At least one employee of the hotel was killed. The attackers were able to break into the building, but the security personnel managed to lock them on the top floor.
The scene tied reinforced police units, there is an operation to sweep the hotel. All the guests had to be evacuated.
Responsibility for the attack has taken the group “Liberation army Balochistan” fighting for autonomy for the region.
Reuters said that in Pearl Continental regularly populated by Chinese experts, who work together with Pakistan infrastructure project of the economic corridor. The project cost is estimated at $ 60 billion. Gwadar port is strategically important object in the Arabian sea.
At the time of the attack of the foreigners at the hotel was not noted by the head of the region.
“Liberation army Balochistan” recognized as a terrorist organization in Pakistan and the UK after its supporters staged a number of attacks with explosive devices in the early 2000-ies. Pakistan has repeatedly accused neighbouring India of supporting separatists.
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