China says one citizen killed, three injured in Laos shooting

BEIJING: China’s official Xinhua News Agency says one Chinese citizen was killed and three injured in a shooting in Laos, also the scene of a January bombing that claimed Chinese lives.


Xinhua says unknown suspects described as militants opened fire on a temporary work space being used by a Chinese company Monday night in the northern province of Luang Prabang. It says two of the injured Chinese are in serious condition, but gave no other details.

Xinhua’s report Wednesday said the militants also fired on a passing bus and pickup truck, wounding five Lao nationals.

It wasn’t clear whether there was any connection to a January bombing in Laos’ remote mountainous province of Xaysomboun in which two Chinese were killed and one injured.

Calls to Lao government offices rang unanswered Wednesday.