GWADAR: At least three terrorists stormed a five-star hotel named Pear Continental here on Saturday.

According to police, the sound of several gunshots was heard in the neighbourhood as reportedly three terrorists entered in a five-star hotel in Gwadar, Balochistan.

Officials said security forces had safely evacuated foreign and local guests and cordoned off the hotel. An operation to clear the hotel from the terrorists is underway, they said.

According to Inter-Services Inter Public Relations (ISPR), a guard was martyred in an attempt to foil the terror bid.

However, all the guests were safely rescued in a timely response by the forces, added ISPR.

According to sources, at least 40 Chinese guests were residing at the hotel at the moment of attack.

Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed the responsibility of the attack by releasing the images of the attackers on its social media handle.