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Criminal prisoner involved in Nanga Parbat attack killed

One of the two criminal prisoners caught up in the Nanga Parbat attack that killed 10 foreign tourists was shot dead, while the other was injured as police foiled an attempted jailbreak in Gilgit in the early hours Friday morning.

On June 23, 2013, gunmen dressed as armed forces stormed into the Nanga Parbat base camp, murder Chinese and Ukrainian climbers in an unparalleled attack in the Himalaya Mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Home Secretary Sibtain Ahmed confirmed that the person killed was one of the assailants who had stormed the camp. Almost immediately after the occurrence, the inspector general police jails suspended four jail officials as well as a superintendent. The locale was soon cordoned off by police and a search operation was started in the area.

A police officer requesting secrecy said the deceased inmate was on death row as Anti-Terrorism Court had convicted him. The case was to be tried in military courts.

According to a press release issued by Gilgit-Baltistan administration, a high level group was formed to carry out examination in the matter.

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