Taliban claims responsibility for killing tourists in Gilgit-Baltistan
Postmortem of the tourists confirmed that their deaths were caused by firing. The incident took place near a camp base, where the tourists were staying.
TTP spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan called local English daily The Express Tribune and said the group’s faction named Junud-e-Hafsa carried out the brutal attack.
He said the killing was revenge against the US drone attacks and killing of TTP chief Waliur Rehman Mehsud.
“This will tell the international community about our feelings and sentiments against the killing of our fighters,” he said.
Government officials said five Ukrainians and a number of Chinese were killed. One Pakistani also died and one Chinese survivor has been recovered.
The climbers were staying at a first camp, around 4,200 feet from Nanga Parbat, one of the highest mountains in the world, in the Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan.
Its pertaining to mention here that a year ago terrorist of American and Saudi funded Taliban had killed more than 150 Shiite Muslims in Chillas, Babusar and Kohistan incident but Pakistan Army and Zardari led PPP government had not taken any action against the terrorists of Taliban involved in the Shia genocide.
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