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Nationalities released of tourists killed in Pakistan

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 24 June 2013
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Nationalities released of tourists killed in Pakistan, 24 June 2013, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/51d6cb1212.html [accessed 29 September 2016]
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June 24, 2013

Hospital staff and rescue workers move the body of one of the 10 foreign tourists killed by gunmen near the Nanga Parbat peak in northern Pakistan. Hospital staff and rescue workers move the body of one of the 10 foreign tourists killed by gunmen near the Nanga Parbat peak in northern Pakistan.

Pakistani officials have released the nationalities of those who died in a militant attack in the northern Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Gunmen stormed a base camp at the foot of Nanga Parbat – Pakistan's second-highest peak – late on June 22, shooting dead 10 foreign climbers and a Pakistani guide.

The foreign victims have been identified as an American with dual Chinese citizenship, three Ukrainians, two Slovaks, two others from China, a Lithuanian, and a Nepalese.

A group affiliated with the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the worst attack on foreigners for a decade in Pakistan.

The group said the attack was in retaliation for U.S. drone strikes on Taliban and Al-Qaeda operatives.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa

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