Friday 18 August 2017

Worker killed in new bomb attack in China

Malcolm Moore Beijing

China suffered its second terrorist attack in as many weeks yesterday when at least six home-made bombs were detonated outside a Communist Party headquarters during morning rush hour.

One person was killed and several injured when the devices – packed with shrapnel and ball-bearings – went off as employees were streaming in to the building in Taiyuan.

The timing of the bombs could not come at a more sensitive moment for the party.

Last week, a four-wheel-drive vehicle exploded in Tiananmen Square in what the state media termed a terrorist attack, while the coming days will see a key meeting of party leaders in Beijing to discuss the country's economic future. (©Daily Telegraph, London)

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