CARACAS, Venezuela: Venezuelan authorities say an Egyptian visitor has been killed during what appears to be a botched robbery at Caracas' international airport.
The Attorney General's Office says in a statement said the 30-year-old Egyptian was killed Saturday afternoon as he was walking along an outdoor corridor near a terminal. He had arrived on a flight from Frankfurt, Germany.
He apparently resisted a robbery attempt and was shot by assailants on a motorcycle.
Violence is soaring in crisis-wracked Venezuela, and the country's murder rate is among the highest in the world. The government has struggled to reassure tourists and international businesses that the country remains a safe place to visit.
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