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MOSCOW, June 24 (Itar-Tass) - There were no Russian citizens among foreigners on a mountain-climbing trip, who were killed by terrorists in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan, on Sunday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
“The Russian embassy in Islamabad in coordination with the Pakistani authorities continue to investigate the accident,” the ministry said.
Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported that on the night of 22 to 23 June, a group of armed men attacked the camp of climbers at the foot of Nanga Parbat in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region. Those killed were 10 foreigners. As reported by the media, among them were citizens of Ukraine, Lithuania, as well as tourists from Nepal and China. Responsibility for the raid took over the movement of the Pakistani Taliban, "Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan."Initially, the Russian Foreign Ministry suggested that among tourists killed in Pakistan could be a Russian citizen.