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GILGIT: Police claim to have arrested the suspected mastermind responsible for killing a police officer and two military personnel investigating the Nanga Parbat killing case in which ten foreign mountaineers were shot dead in Himalayas from Kohistan on Thursday, DawnNews reported.

Earlier on August 6, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Diamer Muhammad Hilal and two army officers Colonel Ghulam Mustafa and Captain Ashfaq Aziz were killed when unknown gunmen opened fire on their convoy in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Chilas area.

The three security men were investigating the killings of nine tourists and their guide in the Himalayas of the Nanga Parbat area. The overnight raid which killed five Ukrainians, three Chinese and a Russian was one of the worst attacks on foreigners in Pakistan in a decade.

Moreover, three officials were reported severely injured in the attack.

According to officials, the arrested man, Hamidullah, was the mastermind behind the firing incident which claimed the lives of the three security men.

Officials moreover added that a search operation was currently underway in Kohistan to arrest two companions of Hamidullah for their alleged involvement in the same attack.

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Yousaf Sep 12, 2013 01:21pm

Don't worry Pakistanis. He will either escape in a prison break, released through a secret deal or exchanged for a prisoner swap. The ever revolving doors of Pakistani justice system.

ashfaq ahmad khan Sep 12, 2013 03:58pm

wow, ISI done a great job, but there is something fishy fishy, if they are so quick in capturing army killers, why not other terrerists who kills thousands of people of pakistan, and also surparisingly they did not know about suicide attack trainers, it is amazing, isn't it.

Nadeem (US) Sep 12, 2013 06:20pm

This case need speedy trial. Capital punishment should not be delayed; otherwise we will have another jail break.

Salman Sep 12, 2013 06:28pm

they will release his no big deal this is no accountability in the country..utterly useless

Samina Sep 12, 2013 06:33pm

either the will get freed in a jail break or will be released because Taliban will threaten someone high up in govt. So useless news basically.

jg Sep 12, 2013 08:55pm

the news should have been:

suspected mastermind of chilas attack gunned down

n.qureshi Sep 13, 2013 03:51am

arrested.they will either be releasedby the supreme court, the witnesses will disappear,break out of jail or freed by nawaz sharif in a prisoner exchange