外文标题：Gunmen kill 9 foreign tourists, guide in Gilgit-Baltistan
ISLAMABAD / GILGIT: Gunmen dressed as paramilitary forces killed nine foreign tourists in an unprecedented attack in the Himalayas of Gilgit-Baltistan, in a security failure bound to embarrass the new government just weeks after it took office.
The gunmen stormed into a base camp, killing Chinese and Ukrainian climbers in an area of the far-flung north not previously associated with violence or militancy.
The killings will jeopardise the only foreign tourism that remains in Pakistan – that of mountaineers – the few international tourists to still visit a country troubled by al Qaeda and Taliban violence.
Officials said five Ukrainians and a number of Chinese were killed. One Pakistani also died and one Chinese survivor has been recovered, the government said.
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.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan have claimed responsibility for the killings.
Our moral standard is degraded so much that we now kill our guests visiting our homes. You killed helpless, unarmed innocent people shame on you.
Not feeling like a proud Pakistani at this particular moment.
Now this news really makes my cry. Everyday we try to portrat a positive image of already crumbling society of Pakistan, but then such incidents happen and we are again plunged into hopelessness and desperation.
I wonder why would anybody do this act. GB people have no other means of earning livelihood except tourism and sadly this incident will prove to be the final nail in the coffin of our alrealy dobliterating toursim industry.
Even innocent foreign tourists are not spared in the land of terrorists!!! Is it any wonder Pakistan’s economy has stagnated and there is no hope for it’s recovery???? And people of Pakistan want other countries to come and play cricket over there. What a dream!!!!
This is indeed, Very very tragic. Those who did this are enemies of Pakistan
disgusting, these killers are disgusting. now all those, even if few, foreigners who visited pak, will stop. don’t know what to say
Sk Nazeer Ahmed
The terrorists have the support of our Army and intelligence agencies or otherwise these kind of murders will not happen regularly from Karachi to GB.
And every time this industry starts flourishing something bad happens :(
Tragic killing of foreign tourists :( …. always, Government wakes up after a mishap, launches condemnation statement and goes silent – why, why?
外国游客惨遭杀害 :( 每次灾祸后政府都会醒一会，发表谴责性的声明，然后沉默下去——为什么？
This year tourists were showing up again after 9/11 . And they did it again and it will again shutdown local tourism business.
I didn’t know we still had tourists visiting us.
Nawaz Sharif the honeymoon period is swiftly coming to an end
Why kill totally innocent people to drive home a political-religious message ?
Every time gunman fled after committing crime. Here in Pakistan no body intercept/ chase criminals except poor thieves in a marketplace. Sad news for all of us.
This attack appears to be specifically targeted against the Chinese tourists. There has been a lot of discontent against the increasing presence of Chinese in Gigit/Baltistan. A short while ago, a Chinese official was accused of committing blasphemy there.
So who would want to disrupt Chinese-pakistan relations? How come the gunmen got away?
I am a Pakistani and my husband is a foreigner. We are always scared to go there in Pakistan because the people around always try to kill the foreigners. Now after reading this he told me that he will never visit there. This is the impression that we (Pakistanis) have on the foreigners.
This is India trying to subbotage chinese investment and development projects in Pakistan. But over coward leaders wouldnt stand up to India and her proxies Afghanistan.
Put blame on India will not solve your problem,
Lets negotiate with these barbarians PTI and PMLN.