Travellers from Ukraine, China and Russia died after they were shot in the attack – which took place on Saturday night near the base camp of Nanga Parbat, the ninth-highest mountain in the world. A 10th tourist, from China, survived the raid, carried out by around a dozen armed militants.
Both the Pakistan Taliban – an umbrella militant group – and a sectarian Sunni group linked to the Taliban, have claimed responsibility.
“An attack targeting and killing foreign tourists occurred at the Nanaga Parbat base camp area, Gilgit-Baltistan on the night of June 23,” said the Foreign Office, on its website. “There is a high threat from terrorism, kidnap and sectarian violence throughout Pakistan.”
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