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GILGIT: Pakistan on Sunday sent a military aircraft to Gilgit to evacuate over 80 foreigners, mostly Japanese tourists, who were stranded due to sectarian violence, police said.
The town has been under an indefinite curfew since April 3 when at least 14 people were killed and over 50 wounded in two separate incidents involving majority Sunni and minority Shia communities in Gilgit and Chilas towns.
Around 65 Japanese, mostly tourists are being transported with police escort to Gilgit from the nearby Hunza valley, senior police officer Tahira Yasubuddin told AFP.
Another batch of more than 20 Japanese and some other foreign visitors are stranded in Gilgit, she said.
“A C-130 aircraft has arrived in Gilgit to evacuate them,” the officer said, adding they would be flown to Islamabad later.
Clashes erupted in Gilgit on April 3 after gunmen opened fire during a strike called by Sunnis over the arrest of one of their leaders for his alleged involvement in a sectarian attack in February that left 18 dead.
After the incident the government imposed a curfew in the city.
Also on April 3 in Chilas, a Sunni-dominated town, a mob blocked the main Karakoram Highway and killed nine Shias.

Scores of Japanese tourists evacuated from Gilgit – The Express Tribune
 

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It has been some time that I have joined PDF and am enjoying every bit of it. However its really funny how our indian friends keep us informed of Pakistani stories and how our Pakistani friends keep shedding light on Indian stories. Truly phenomenal
 

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Since it's not escalated as much as swat, do an operation now and kill every single one of those bitches. Do it now, or suffer another swat.
 

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It seems as if India-Pakistan 'enmity' is no natch to the Shia-Sunni rivalry in Pakistan. WTF is going on? :undecided:

'Group Tours' are very popular in Japan. They even have have sex group tours for a bunch of businessmen to 3rd world countries.
Where do I sign up??
 

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