Gwadar is the centrepiece of a multibillion-dollar Chinese infrastructure project in Pakistan [File: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters]

Islamabad, Pakistan – Gunmen have stormed a five-star hotel in Pakistan‘s port city of Gwadar, killing four hotel workers and Navy soldier, the military has said.

In a statement, Pakistan’s military said three armed men killed a security guard as they attempted to enter the Pearl Continental hotel on Saturday in the southern city.

“Five people were killed, and there were six wounded,” Abdul Latif, the chief of Gwadar’s main government hospital, told Al Jazeera by telephone.

All five bodies had been moved to Karachi, the country’s largest city, he said. One of the wounded was in a critical condition, while the other five were “out of danger”.

Indiscriminate firing

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