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Garrison guard shot dead in China: State media

A sentry on duty outside a garrison in southwest China's Chongqing city has been shot dead, state media reported today.

world Updated: Mar 20, 2009 08:33 IST

A sentry on duty outside a garrison in southwest China's Chongqing city has been shot dead, state media reported on Friday.

The attack was carried out by unidentified assailants who also stole the guard's submachine gun in the attack late Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported in a brief dispatch, citing police, but giving no further details.

It was unclear if the garrison belonged to the People's Liberation Army or another unit such as the paramilitary People's Armed Police.