Pakistan: warning of possible attacks by Taliban on tourists in mountain climbing area

Posted on January 29, 2014 • Filed under: Pakistan, Terrorism, Tourist Warning

omantribune.com reported that thousands of tourists visit Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral each year, many drawn by the area’s impressive mountains and glaciers, including the world’s second highest peak K2. Pakistan has seen a surge in attacks in recent weeks and officials are warning these may spread to the north as the spring tourist season gets under way. “The interior ministry has officially informed Gilgit-Baltistan that the Pakistani Taliban can strike the region,” a senior official of the Gilgit-Baltistan administration said on condition of anonymity. Read Article

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