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American Among 10 Foreign Tourists Killed in Pakistan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ISLAMABAD (AP) A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad says a U.S. citizen was one of the 10 foreign tourists killed in an attack in northern Pakistan.

Pakistani officials say at least a dozen Islamic militants wearing police uniforms opened fire on a group of tourists visiting one of the world's highest mountains. The attack occurred in a remote area of northern Pakistan that has been largely peaceful.

A local branch of the Taliban took responsibility, saying the attack was to avenge the death of a leader killed in a recent U.S. drone strike.

Officials say the 10 foreigners who were killed included two Chinese, one Chinese-American and one Nepalese. The other six have not been identified. One Pakistani was also killed.

Sunday's shooting was one of the worst attacks on foreigners in Pakistan in recent years and is likely to damage the country's already struggling tourism industry.

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