VIDEO: Gwadar, Pakistan, Police Outside Pearl Continental Hotel After Attack

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5/12/2019 10:31 PM   0 Comments

Officials in Pakistan say the death toll from the overnight militant raid on a luxury hotel near Gwadar, Pakistan, Saturday, May 11, has risen to at least five.

Footage of police and ambulances stationed near the place of attack. Officials in Pakistan say the death toll from the overnight militant raid on a luxury hotel near the China-run strategic port of Gwadar has risen to at least five, including four hotel employees and a Pakistani navy soldier.

Pakistan's military's media wing says security forces have completed a clearance operation at the Zaver Pearl Continental hotel, killing all three terrorists who participated in the attack Saturday. It said two army officers, two naval personnel, and two hotel employees were among those injured during the gunfight.

A separatist group known as the Baluchistan Liberation Army (BLA) claimed responsibility for plotting the attack on the heavily guarded hotel, which is located on a hilltop overlooking the deep-water Arabian Sea port. It is the city's only five-star facility and often hosts senior government officials as well as Chinese visitors, among others.