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Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 20:00

2 Chinese diplomats killed in Philippines

By Associated Press
2 Chinese diplomats killed in Philippines

Song Ronghua,China's consul general to the Philippine city of Cebu. ( Photo /people.com.cn)

MANILA -  Two Chinese diplomats in the Philippines were killed and the consul-general was wounded Wednesday by a Chinese attacker armed with a pistol during a birthday celebration at a restaurant, police said.

Police Chief Superintendent Prudencio Tom Banas said it was not immediately clear what prompted the Chinese attacker to open fire and kill Deputy Consul-General Sun Shan and finance officer Hui Li of the Chinese Consulate in central Cebu City.

Consul-General Song Ronghua was wounded in the attack and was in stable condition in a Cebu hospital, Banas said.

Banas said by telephone that the Chinese attacker was taken into custody by police.

He said the victims and the attacker were attending a birthday lunch in a private room in the Lighthouse restaurant when the shooting occurred.

Police officials were in touch with the Chinese Embassy in Manila.

A police report said investigators recovered the handgun used in the attack.

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