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March 20, 2004

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March 20, 2004

Postby admin » Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:08 am

March 20, 2004
President Chen Shui-bian and Vice-President Annette Lu are shot while campaigning in Tainan. A bullet hits Lu in the knee, before striking Chen in the stomach. The pair were travelling in the presidential motorcade. Both have left hospital after treatment.

The People's Republic of China announces joint military exercises with France close to Taiwan, to coincide with the elections.

Pakistani soldiers seal off an area of South Waziristan where they suspect that the senior Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is hiding. The Pakistanis have suffered many casualties.
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