Gunman kills official in Vietnam land dispute
HANOI (AFP) - A gunman attacked a provincial government office in northern Vietnam, killing one official and wounding three others in an apparent dispute over land, police said on Thursday.
Dang Ngoc Viet, 42, stormed into the land resources development centre in Thai Binh City on Wednesday, opening fire at officials inside, a local police officer told AFP.
The officer did not want to be named and declined to provide further details.
The attacker fled and later killed himself in a local pagoda in the city, located about 100 kilometres south-east of the capital Hanoi, according to the Thanh Nien newspaper.