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Terrorists attack a hotel near Gwador Port

Unidentified men threw grenades into a labourers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Chinese constructed Port situated in a strategic area adjacent to Gulf countries.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack, one of three on Thursday in the gas-rich southwestern province of Baluchistan.

The labourers were having dinner at the hostel when motorcyclists attacked them with a grenade, according to local police

Separatist rebels in Balochistan, fighting against what they see as the unfair exploitation of the province's resources, have for years attacked energy and infrastructure projects, including the Gwadar deep-sea port on the Arabian Sea.

Islamist terrorists also operate in Balochistan, which shares borders with both Afghanistan and Iran. The terrorists trying to disrupt construction of the Chinese economic corridor through Pakistan have killed more than 50 Pakistani workers since 2014.

Pakistan has assured China that it can provide security for the 57 billion US Dollars worth of projects that China plans in that country.

In the other attacks, a grenade attack at a food court in the town of Mastung, 55 km (35 miles) from the provincial capital of Quetta, wounded 15 people, a police official said.

In the third attack, gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at paramilitary soldiers killing one and wounding four in the west of the province.



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