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China deploys 13,000 officers in manhunt for killer

Police in Nanjing in eastern Jiangsu province set up a huge-scale search for Zeng Kaigui, who is suspected of a series of robberies and shootings.

BEIJING // Up to 13,000 police officers in China are hunting for a man suspected of a series of robberies and shootings.

The hunt in Nanjing in eastern Jiangsu province centres on Zeng Kaigui. Chinese state media say Mr Zeng is suspected to have killed a man who withdrew money from a bank and robbed him of 200,000 yuan (Dh116,376) on Friday.

The reports say 13,000 officers have been mobilised in the search. Teams of police are walking through buses with a photo of Mr Zeng, as well as checking train stations, bus stops and ports, and searching internet cafes and hotels. The 42 year old is suspected of killing at least six people.

Calls to Nanjing police rang unanswered today.