Pakistani PM condemns deadly insurgent attack on hotel

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a meeting. (Reuters)
Updated 12 May 2019

Pakistani PM condemns deadly insurgent attack on hotel

QUETTA: Pakistan's prime minister has condemned a deadly insurgent attack that took place a day earlier at a luxury hotel on the southwestern coast, calling it an act of terrorism.
In a statement early Sunday, Imran Khan praised the "initial response by security guards and security forces" for preventing greater loss of life.
The military said Saturday that one security guard was killed in the attack and that all guests were safely evacuated from the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar.
Senior security officials had said the four attackers were killed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to speak to media on the record.
A Baluch separatist group claimed responsibility Saturday, saying four of its fighters were involved.


Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

Updated 30 May 2020

Thailand reports 1 new coronavirus case, no new deaths

  • Local infections have significantly slowed and over the last two weeks
  • The coronavirus has killed 57 people in Thailand since it was first detected in January

BANGKOK: Thailand reported one new coronavirus case on Saturday and no new deaths, taking the total number of infections to 3,077 as local transmission of the new virus appears to wane.
The new patient arrived in Thailand via a land border with Malaysia earlier this week and has been in quarantine, said Panprapa Yongtrakul, a spokeswoman for the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
Local infections have significantly slowed and over the last two weeks, 43 of 52 new cases were Thais who had arrived from abroad, Panprapa added.
The coronavirus has killed 57 people in Thailand since it was first detected in January.