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11 people including 10 foreigners killed in northern Pakistan

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Eleven people including 10 foreign mountaineers were killed Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in northern Pakistan, a tour operator said.

The killings took place at the base camp of the 8,126-meter-high Mt. Nanaga Parbat in the country's Gilgit-Baltistan autonomous region in the predawn hours of Sunday, the operator told Kyodo News, adding that the victims are three Chinese, one Russian, one Nepalese, one Pakistani and five others believed to be from Ukraine.

Mehdi Shah, chief minister of Gilgit-Baltistan, said paramilitary troops have surrounded the area around the camp.

One Chinese national who survived the attack alerted the authorities, according to the tour operator.

The Nanaga Parbat base camp is in the Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan, about 418 kilometers north of the capital Islamabad.

==Kyodo

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