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Soldier shoots wife and kills himself

The incident happened today around 01:00hrs this morning after a marital dispute. A Kabwe Soldier of Chindwin barracks has shot his wife who is a policewoman dead and later bolted their barrack home with the weapon.

Kabwe Soldier

Information indicates that Tyson Mwape, a Warrant Officer class discharged the firearm on his wife only identified as Esther and a police officer of Kabwe Central police station, killing her instantly and fled the residence in Beijing area.

He later emerged and locked himself into his house which has since been surrounded by Military policemen who are after an arrest.

By 06:00hrs this morning, he was still in the house and efforts to have him flushed out are still being made. But latest information coming from there is that the soldier is said to have taken his life.

Source: Zambian Eye

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