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Pakistan: 18 Arrested in June Tourist Massacre

By    |   Monday, 04 Nov 2013 05:52 AM

Police in northern Pakistan said they had arrested 18 suspects in the June massacre of 11 people — 10 of them tourist mountain hikers, Pakistan Today reported.
 
Muhammad Naveed, a senior police officer investigating the June 22 attack at Nanga Parbat mountain in northeastern Afghanistan, said seven additional suspects remain at large. 
 
The dead included an American with dual Chinese citizenship, as well as two other Chinese, three Ukrainians, two Slovakians, one Lithuanian, one Nepalese, and a Pakistani tour guide.
 
The suspects originally planned to kidnap the hikers, but that plan imploded when one of the Chinese being held at gunpoint resisted the attack and was fatally shot. After that, the gunmen aimed fire at the rest of the party, killing 10 others.
 
Naveed said some of the suspects had links with the Pakistani Taliban.
 
One member of the party, Chinese mountaineer Zhang Jingchuan, escaped by running to the edge of a cliff, jumping into a ravine and hiding. Behind him, Zhang heard the attackers shouting “Allahu Akbar” and chanting Osama bin Laden’s name, he told Men’sJournal.com shortly after the attack.
 
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Police in northern Pakistan said they had arrested 18 suspects in the June massacre of 11 people — 10 of them tourist mountain hikers, Pakistan Today reported.
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