New Delhi: Pakistan Taliban has claimed the responsibility for one of the most brazen attacks on foreign tourists in Pakistan in recent years. According to the media reports, Taliban spokesman Esanullah Ehsan has revealed that the attack was meant to avenge an American drone attack that killed the Taliban Deputy Leader Wali-ur-Rehman, on May 29 this year.

The attack happened in a town in Gilgit-Baltistan that serves as the base camp for mountaineers headed for the world’s ninth highest mountain, Nanga Parbat. Here, gunmen targeted the base camp after kidnapping two guides to reach the high altitude area where normal security for foreign tourists is not available.

Meanwhile, China has strongly condemned the attacks on foreign tourists in Pakistan, where the gunmen who posed as paramilitary police shot dead 9 tourists, and their Pakistani guide on a mountain-climbing expedition in the country’s rugged north.

Chinese embassy in Pakistan has asked the Pak authorities to nab the gunmen and protect Chinese people in the country. The attack killed two Chinese, one Nepalese, 5 Ukraininas, an American citizen of Chinese origin and their Pakistani guide.

JPN

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