Saturday, March 21, 2009

Chinese Garrison Sentry Shot Dead in Attack

A sentry on duty outside a garrison in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was shot dead by unidentified attacker(s) Thursday evening, local police said Friday.

The attacker(s) ran away after firing bullets at the garrison guard and robbing his submachine gun, the police said.

The guard has been identified as Han Junliang, aged 18.

The garrison belongs to a unit of the People's Liberation Army stationed in the downtown area of Chongqing.

The exact number of the attacker(s) is not immediately known, said a police chief.

He said the police and the military have set up a joint special work team to crack the case.

Local people said they noticed police carrying out checks on suspicious vehicles and passengers at major crossings in the city early Friday morning.

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