- Eleven people, 10 of them tourists from Russia, the Ukraine, and China were killed by gunmen in northern Pakistan
- The group were visiting the country to climb Nanga Parbat, the ninth tallest mountain in the world
- The group and their guide were gunned down in their hotel at the base of the mountain
PUBLISHED: 06:15 GMT, 23 June 2013 | UPDATED: 06:15 GMT, 23 June 2013
Police say gunmen killed 11 people, 10 of them foreigners, after barging into a hotel where the victims were staying in northern Pakistan.
The group of tourists from Russia, the Ukraine, and China were staying in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan region in order to climb Nanga Parbat, one of the world’s highest mountains.
The gunmen have yet to be identified and their motives are currently unknown.
Ten foreign tourists visiting Pakistan to climb Nanga Parbat (pictured here) and their guide were killed by unidentified gunmen who stormed their hotel
Local police chief Barkat Ali says the climbers from Russia, China and the Ukraine were killed before dawn Sunday as they set off to climb Nanga Parbat, a popular destination for trekkers, in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan.
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