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9 march 2012 003Dharamsala: An attempt by Tibetans to stop the arrest of their peer has resulted in the death of one Tibetan and the serious injury of two others.

Chinese security personnel opened fire on a crowd of Tibetans in Pema of the Golok region on Tuesday after arresting one Tibetan for his suspected participation in January anti-China protests.

Increased security had been implemented in the region after January's protests in which a Chinese flag was pulled off a government building. Many escaped from their homes to evade arrest.

The Tibetan who perished was shot in the face and died immediately. His name was Choeri and he was 28 years old. He leaves behind a wife and child.

The two Tibetans who were injured are brothers Jamphel Lodoe and Karkho, they remain in the regional hospital.

Similar incidents have occurred throughout Tibet, with Chinese forces indiscriminately firing into protesting crowds. Manhunts for protest participants have been reported throughout the region, with Chinese forces allegedly searching door to door.

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