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MOSCOW, June 24 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s embassy in Pakistan keeps in touch with the Pakistani authorities to help Russian citizens staying in Gilgit-Baltistan, where a group of foreign climbers was attacked by armed men, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday.
“Eight Russian climbers have been evacuated from Gilgit and taken by a special flight to Islamabad,” the ministry said. “Currently, arrangements are made to take them back to Russia.”
Overnight to June23, a group of armed men attacked an international climbers’ camp in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan province. According to local media, ten people were killed. The militant movement Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the incident. Two international expeditions were in the mountains at the moment. The Russians were higher on the slope at the moment of the attack.
Among the participants in the international expedition to the Nanga Parbat peak are citizens from Poland, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Latvia, Canada, and Russia.
Earlier on Monday, Russia’s Mountain Climbing Federation issued a warning to Russian tourists to refrain from visiting mountainous regions in Pakistan and adjacent areas in Afghanistan, China, and India.