China-Laos anti-terror drill held in SW China

Dong Zhaohui

JINGHONG, Yunnan, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The first joint anti-terrorist exercise between Chinese and Laotian police was held in southwest China's Yunnan Province on Tuesday.

A total of 280 police officers from Yunnan's Xishuangbanna prefecture and Luang Namtha Province of Laos participated in the 90-minute drill, which started at 10 a.m. The officers were equipped with 18 vehicles.

Assisted by drones and other technology, they nabbed 11 "terrorists" and shot dead four others, seized eight guns, four knives and 196 bullets, according to the Chinese police.

After the exercise, the two sides signed a memorandum pledging to deepen police cooperation between the two countries to crack down on crimes on the China-Laos border.


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