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Namibian police search for tourist's killers

afrol News, 10 July - Namibian police have started the search for two men suspected of shooting a German tourist, Johannes Fellinger, to death in the country at the weekend. The men are also said to have kidnapped the dead tourist's wife, Elke Fellinger.

The police spokesman, Angula Amulungu, said the couple had been put at gunpoint by their assailants on Sunday when they were taking pictures at Khomas Hochland, the west of the Namibian capital, Windhoek.

They owned a photographic studio in Westerwald and were supposed to stay in Swakopmund resort.

Mr Amulungu said the search for the suspects have been in high gears at Khomas Hochland.

The attackers dumped the body of the 56-year-old Johannes in a dry riverbed, kidnapped his wife and drove away with a car being rented by the couple.

Other reports said the German tourist was gunned down following an argument with the bandits. He was also reported to have died on the lap of his wife.

The attackers later abandoned the car and fled into the bush, thus leaving Elke to escape with trauma and disbelief. She was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Namibia, a former Germany colony that gained independence few years back, is a desert country that has been attracting a large number of tourists.

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