Inspector General Police Gilgit Usman Zakria claimed that 15 terrorists involved in killing of foreign tourists at Nanga Parbat base camp have been identified.
He said the terrorists belong to banned organizations with ten from Diamer, three from Kohistan and two from Manshera.
The Chief Secretary added that terrorists were present in batches along the mountainous regions.
Zarkria said Majeed, the mastermind of the attack on foreign tourists, belongs to Chalas.
Attackers dressed in police uniforms stormed a base camp at the foot of Nanga Parbat late Saturday, shooting dead ten foreign climbers and a Pakistani guide at point-blank range.
The IG said an operation to arrest the culprits was underway with the help of army and local Jirga members. He said helicopters were also being used in the operation. “Local Jirga has assured that the culprits would be arrested within two days,” he said.
Sources said that the terrorists responsible for killing foreign tourists in Gilgit have taken refuge in a jungle adjacent to Buner Valley, according to information gathered by security agencies while using sniffer dogs.