Chinese Woman Shot Dead in Peshawar, Pakistan

Unknown assailants shot dead a Chinese woman and her Pakistani interpreter in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday, police officers said. The gunmen fired at the two when they were busy shopping in Peshawar's Jehangirpura area.

Chinese woman shot dead in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD: Unknown assailants shot dead a Chinese woman and her Pakistani interpreter in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Tuesday, police officers said. The gunmen fired at the two when they were busy shopping in Peshawar's Jehangirpura area.

Two people including one Chinese woman were shot dead by unknown gunmen in Pakistan's northwest city of Peshawar on Feb. 28, 2012.

"The Chinese tourist, Jiang Hua, about 40 years old, was killed along with her Pakistani translator Muhammad Salman at a busy marketplace inside old Peshawar city," said Peshawar's senior superintendent of police Tahir Ayub.

He said the victims were injured in the firing incidents and were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

The reason behind the killing and the purpose of the Chinese woman's visit to Peshawar remains unclear, said the police official.