Two Czech tourists shot dead in Albania

Two Czech tourists were shot dead while travelling by car in northern Albania, Albanian Police said Saturday.

Tirana: Two Czech tourists were shot dead while travelling by car in northern Albania, Albanian Police said Saturday.

The two tourists, identified by police as Michael Svatos, 27, and Anna Kosinova, 36, were found dead in their car on Friday in Prekal, some 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of capital Tirana in Dukagjin region, the police said. 

Investigators found a rifle in the car and a dozen bullet casings outside the vehicle. 

The two were on their way to join a group of other Czech tourists in the town of Theth in the same region. 

Police said it has questioned around a dozen people over the incident.

Three Czech tourists who disappeared in Dukagjin in 2001 are still missing.