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Killing of foreign tourists: 37 suspects arrested

- June 24, 2013 - Updated 1330 PKT - From Web Edition

GILGIT: The security forces have rounded up over 37 suspects during a search operation launched in different villages after killing of eleven persons including 10 foreign tourists at a base camp of Nanga Parbat in Diameer district of Gilgit-Baltistan on Sunday.


The above suspects taken into custody have been shifted to unidentified place for interrogation.


DIG Gilgit-Baltistan told the media that police, army and scouts are taking part in search operation.


Meanwhile, hundreds of people staged demonstration and sit-in at Siddique Akbar roundabout of Chilas, the district headquarter town of Diameer on Monday to condemn the killings, demanding arrest of killers. All the shops and other businesses remained closed.

Reader Comments
Pakistan civil administration is very weak.anything can happen there any time.all though the world-over people condemned this killing of innocent foreigners (for no fault of theirs) including local population of Gilgit-Baltistan who closed their shops and offices to demonstrate resentment against terrorists heinous crime like this.

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