Some Iraqi newspapers and Pakistani electronic and print media, quoting AP News, are reporting an attack on the Pakistani pilgrims bus outside the city of Samarra. According to these reports, 3 Pakistanis have been killed and 12 are wounded including the Iraqi driver and translator. From our Mission’s initial inquiry from the Iraqi authorities, the veracity of the death of Pakistani pilgrims has not been confirmed so far. Our Mission has been assured that details of the incident and names of the victims would be confirmed as soon as available.
The Embassy is in contact with the hospital to verify the names of the dead and injured. The Embassy officials have been sent to Samarra to provide, on the spot assistance, to the pilgrims
18 December 2013
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