China on Monday condemned the massacre of foreign tourists in Pakistan, a strike in which two Chinese mountaineers died, and urged Pakistani authorities to bring those responsible to justice "as quickly as possible."
"China is deeply shaken and energetically condemns this violent attack," said the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Hua Chunying, who also asked Pakistani authorities to take "effective measures to guarantee the safety and the interests of Chinese citizens in the country."
According to the spokesman, the bodies were transported to Islamabad and the Chinese survivors of the attack are being temporarily housed in the embassy of the People's Republic in that capital.
One of the 11 victims is one of the most renowned Chinese mountain climbers, Yang Chunfeng, 45.
Yang scaled 11 of the world's 14 tallest peaks, including Mt. Everest. EFE