Business came to a standstill in the border town of Nakonde
after Zambian bandits staged an aggravated robbery inside Tanzania at 11:00 hours yesterday.
ZANIS reports that Muchinga Province Deputy Police Commissioner, Bonny Kapeso, confirmed the development in an interview in Nakonde district.
Mr Kapeso said the incident angered the Tanzania nationals who pursued, nabbed and killed one, injuring another while the third suspect was saved by quick police action on the Zambian side.
He said the irate Tanzania nationals rose to the challenge after the bandits shot at and wounded two Tanzanians.
Mr Kapeso said three people were also shot at and wounded as the bandits were shooting anyhow during their pursuit.
He said one of the victims died yesterday around 18:00 hours while the two are nursing serious wounds but are said to be out of danger.
He said two suspects are currently in police custody while the fourth suspect is on the run.