Three to four armed militants stormed Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar on Saturday evening according to the Gwadar Station House Officer Aslam Bangulzai.

“At around 4:50pm we got reports that there are three to four armed men in PC Hotel,” the SHO said, adding that “the firing is ongoing but there are no reports of any casualties yet”.

While the police official has stated “there are no foreigners at the hotel right now” another source has stated that forty Chinese citizens are present at the hotel.

The hotel has been cordoned off by the Frontier Corps personnel and no one is allowed to go near the area.

SHO Bangulzai said that “additional police force, ATF (Anti-terrorism force) and army are all present” at the hotel to handle the situation.

The attack comes just weeks after 14 people, including 11 personnel of Navy, Air Force and Coast Guards, were killed by gunmen near Ormara in Gwadar.

The Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar, is located on the Koh-e-Batil Hill, south of West Bay on Fish Harbour Road. The five-star hotel is frequented by both business and leisure travellers.

This is a developing news story.