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Search Begins for Laos Gunmen

Military patrols in Laos are searching for a group of armed gunmen who killed at least 10 people – two of them Westerners – during a bus attack on Thursday. Damian Kean, of the UN Development Programme in Vientiane, told the BBC’s East Asia Today programme that the death toll had risen to 14, and another 45 people had been injured. A spokesman for the Lao foreign ministry said soldiers had been deployed to “scour the countryside” and find the bandits. Mr Kean said the local hospital was “totally inundated, and they’re not coping very well at all”. He said the hospital was running out of bed space and he believed that medical staff were in short supply. Full Story

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