Gunmen kill 9 foreign tourists in northern Pakistan

By REUTERS
June 23, 2013 08:14

 
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Gunmen stormed a hotel in a remote part of northern Pakistan on Sunday and killed nine foreign tourists and a Pakistani guide, police and security officials said.

Five Ukrainians, three Chinese a Russian and their guide were killed in the attack in a remote resort area near the base camp for the snow-covered Nanga Parbat mountain, a popular destination for adventurous trekkers, officials said.

"Unknown people entered a hotel where foreign tourists were staying last night and opened fire," Ali Sher, a senior police officer in Gilgit-Baltistan province, said

Sher had earlier said 10 foreign tourists were killed, but officials revised the tally as fresh reports arrived from the area.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The gunmen fled after the attack, which took place at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, Sher said.

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