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Chinese killed in Tanzania during armed robbery
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One Chinese was killed and another seriously injured in an armed robbery late Tuesday in Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam.

Eyewitnesses said three gunmen came to the shop by motorcycles and opened fire at the two Chinese who were attending the shop in the city's Kariakoo area before looting their shop.

The injured was still hospitalized for gunshot wounds in the head.

Fu Jijun, charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy to Tanzania, told Xinhua that he had already notified related institutions of the Tanzanian government, demanding a fast and definite solution of the robbery case. The official also sought due protection for Chinese businessmen in Tanzania.

According to the embassy, several robberies, some done with firearms, have occurred lately aiming at Chinese businessmen in Tanzania.

(Xinhua News Agency March 18, 2009)

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