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)