ISLAMABAD: China on Monday vehemently condemned the murder of his three citizens in Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.
Chinese embassy in Islamabad issued a statement condemning the attack and calling for Pakistan to “severely punish” the perpetrators besides ensuring the safety of Chinese citizens.
Gunmen stormed mountaineering base camp of Nanga Parbat peak in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan late on Saturday and shot dead nine foreign trekkers and a Pakistani guide.
The raid killed five Ukrainians, three Chinese and a Russian. One of the victims also held a U.S. passport, a U.S. official said, without giving further details. It was among the worst attacks on foreigners in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s Taliban movement and a smaller militant group both claimed responsibility.