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Militants kill 9 foreign tourists, 1 Pakistani

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    The peaceful religon. These are the people we are going to send arms aid to in Syria.


    ....ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least a dozen Islamic militants wearing police uniforms shot to death nine foreign tourists and one Pakistani before dawn Sunday as they were visiting one of the world's highest mountains in a remote area of northern Pakistan that has been largely peaceful, officials said.

    The foreigners who were killed included five Ukrainians, three Chinese and one Russian, said Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. One Chinese tourist was wounded in the attack and was rescued, he said.

    The local branch of the Taliban took responsibility for the killings, saying it was to avenge the death of a leader killed in a recent U.S. drone strike.

    The shooting was one of the worst attacks on foreigners in Pakistan in recent years and is likely to damage the country's already struggling tourism industry. Pakistan's mountainous north — considered until now relatively safe — is one of the main attractions in a country beset with insurgency and other political instability.

    The attack took place at the base camp of Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world at 8,126 meters (26,660 feet). Nanga Parbat is notoriously difficult to climb and is known as the "killer mountain" because of numerous mountaineering deaths in the past. It's unclear if the tourists were planning to climb the mountain or were just visiting the base camp, which is located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan.

    The gunmen were wearing uniforms used by the Gilgit Scouts, a paramilitary police force that patrols the area, said the interior minister. The attackers abducted two local guides to find their way to the remote base camp. One of the guides was killed in the shooting, and the other has been detained and is being questioned, said Khan.

    "The purpose of this attack was to give a message to the world that Pakistan is unsafe for travel," said the interior minister in a speech in the National Assembly, which passed a resolution condemning the incident. "The government will take all measures to ensure the safety of foreign tourists."

    Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan claimed responsibility for the attack, saying their Jundul Hafsa group carried out the shooting as retaliation for the death of the Taliban's deputy leader, Waliur Rehman, in a U.S. drone attack on May 29.

    "By killing foreigners, we wanted to give a message to the world to play their role in bringing an end to the drone attacks," Ahsan told The Associated Press by telephone from an undisclosed location.

    At least a dozen gunmen were involved in the attack, local police officer
     
  2. Fast Oil

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    "The shooting was one of the worst attacks on foreigners in Pakistan in recent years and is likely to damage the country's already struggling tourism industry."

    Not on my list of places to vacation at!!!
     
  3. jagrdawger

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    We kill terrorist leaders and their minions kill chinese, russians and other paki's.

    Sounds like a win-win, so we need to kill more muslim leaders.
     
  4. R.Kipling

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    I don't know what the official tally is, but I believe that Zero has now been responsible for more civilian and military deaths than 43. So much for his kinder, gentler world approach. The majority of the world doesn't subscribe to these Pollyanna's soft-think. Either does Zero, he just uses the words to confuse the easily lead...........

    Kip
     
  5. rpeerless

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    "Jundul Hafsa group carried out the shooting as retaliation for the death of the Taliban's deputy leader, Waliur Rehman, in a U.S. drone attack on May 29."




    So, the islamists climbed 26,600 feet to kill Americans but found out later they weren't Americans?

    Retaliation is a powerful motivator.
     
  6. The Literalist

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    Well, that does it. I sure as hell ain't going to the Pakistan Grand...even if their targets _are_ $4/100
     
  7. bill1949

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    This can't be true! Those peaceful muslims wouldn't do such a thing!...Bill
     
  8. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    I'm with you Literalist! Let's go to the Syrian Grand, targets are only $1 per hunrded but they're flattened camel shXt. Bulge.
     
  9. dmarbell

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    "The shooting was one of the worst attacks on foreigners in Pakistan in recent years and is likely to damage the country's already struggling tourism industry."

    Not on my list of places to vacation at!!!

    Cy-Kick said it all for me, too. Where do I sign up to visit this puke-hole?

    Danny
     
  10. Stl Flyn

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    Any idea of what the total people killed in Pakistan is per day?
     
  11. Stl Flyn

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    My point is this, if you go anywhere in the Middle East, or any other Islamic areas such as Africa, you increase the chances of being killed to 50/50. Even with a CCW permit. What the hell is 10 more for the day. Think it made the Al Jazeera News.
     
  12. trapperwads

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    I vote to increase the drone attacks. ed nichols
     
  13. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    How about a nuclear attack and turn the area into glass. Bulge.