UN condemns terrorist attack at five-star hotel in Gwadar

UN condemns terrorist attack at five-star hotel in Gwadar

Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The United Nations has condemned the terrorist attack targeting Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar.

UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq in a statement said the world body deplores all such attacks and reiterates that there can be no justification for terrorist acts.

Earlier, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that all three terrorists were killed as security forces completed clearance operation after the attack at the hotel in Gwadar

According to the ISPR, the bodies of terrorists were held for identification.

During the operation, five people got martyred including four hotel employees and a Pakistan Navy soldier. Six individuals got injured including two Army captains, two Navy soldiers and two hotel employees, said the ISPR.

The ISPR said that the terrorists had attempted entry into the hotel to make hostage the guests present in the hotel.

The security guard at the entrance challenged terrorists, denying them entry into the main hall, however, the terrorists went to the upper floors. The terrorists opened fire resulting into martyrdom of security guard Zahoor.

On the stairs, terrorists kept firing indiscriminately, resulting into martyrdom of three more hotel employees, Farhad, Bilawal and Awais, while two got injured.

The ISPR said that Army, Navy and police personnel immediately reached the hotel, secured guests and staff present in the hotel and restricted the terrorists within the corridor of the fourth floor.