Ko Chang and Ku Ze Wei, both in their 20s, were shot in the head and stomach respectively when the gunmen fired at a bus from which a group of tourists was alighting, police and witnesses said. The attack, just after 11 a.m., took place near one of the main gates of the mammoth, 16th century red sandstone mosque in Old Delhi.
At least 10 rounds were fired, the incident lasting nearly a minute, before a young man picked up a stone in a bid to trip the gunmen who sped away through the lanes of Jama Masjid area.
A policeman also gave chase on foot but in vain, a stunned Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari told reporters. It was the man riding pillion on the bike opened fire, police said.
Rickshaw puller Salim said: "I was at a distance when I saw two fair-skinned and tall men on a bike. They reached the bus and started shooting indiscriminately as the tourists were getting off the bus."
Image: A view of the landmark Jama Masjid mosque in the old section of New Delhi on September 19, 2010. Attackers on a motorbike opened fire with a sub-machine gun on a tourist bus outside New Delhi's main mosque September 19, injuring two Taiwanese sightseers, police said.