28 Feb '12, 2pm

Chinese woman shot dead in Pakistan city: Police

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - A Chinese woman was shot dead with a male companion on Tuesday in the Pakistani city Peshawar, which borders the tribal belt stronghold of Taleban and Al-Qaeda-linked militants, police said. They were killed by gunmen on motorbikes while walking in the Kohati bazaar in the historic centre of the northwestern city, police said. The motive of the shooting and why the Chinese woman was in Peshawar was not immediately clear. 'Those who were killed are one man carrying a Pakistani identity card and one woman carrying a Chinese passport,' police official Tahir Ayub told AFP. They were walking in the Kohati Bazaar when gunmen on motorbikes shot them and fled, he said. The woman was aged about 40 and the Pakistani man was named as Suleiman Shams, 22.

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