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Monday 1 September 2014

Worker killed in new bomb attack in China

Malcolm Moore Beijing

Published 07/11/2013 | 21:30

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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.

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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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