Recent attacks overseas

Updated: 2013-07-24 07:21

(China Daily)

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June 2013

A Chinese national was killed when he and a colleague, who both worked for a company called Chinese Ventures in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, were attacked by armed robbers.

May 2013

A Chinese Ventures' staff member was stabbed and killed by a local man in Algiers, the capital of Algeria.

April 2012

Two Chinese students were killed in a shooting incident close to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

January 2012

A Chinese family was attacked and robbed of $3,867 in the Italian capital, Rome, while taking a walk at around 10 pm. The father and his 9-month-old daughter were shot dead at the scene. The mother was injured.

October 2011

Thirteen Chinese nationals were killed when two Chinese-registered ships were seized by drug traffickers on the Mekong River in an area close to the Golden Triangle. Most of the victims were bound and blindfolded before they were shot. Naw Kham, the leader of the gang, was sentenced to death on Nov 6 and was later executed.

August 2010

Eight tourists from Hong Kong were killed in Manila, Philippines, when a former police officer armed with an assault rifle seized a tourist bus carrying 25 passengers, including 22 tourists from Hong Kong.

May, 2009

A 23-year-old female Chinese student was raped and murdered in downtown New York.

October 2008

Nine workers from China National Petroleum Corp were kidnapped by anti-government militants in Sudan. Five were killed, but the other four were rescued.

- He Na

(China Daily USA 07/24/2013 page7)