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Bomb Explodes Outside Wenzhou Police Station [UPDATED]

Posted: 06/12/2014 11:33 am 11:51am June 6: The suspect is said to be able to speak the local Wenzhou dialect, leading to early speculation that he is a local resident.

[Added pictures of bomb squad dismantling bomb directly at the scene to end of the post.]


One suspect has been caught after a bomb was detonated beside the entrance to a police sub-station in Wenzhou, Zhenjiang Province, reports People’s Daily. The blast happened at 9:36am today.

An eyewitness named Pan said after the device exploded, a man tried to detonate a second bomb but was caught by police.

The scene of the blast shows bomb fragments consisting of ball bearings, screws, and parts of firecrackers.

There are no reported injuries at this time. The motive of the attacker is also unknown.

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UPDATE: Here are pictures of a bomb squad dismantling the bomb:wenzhou police station bomb zhejiang explosionwenzhou police station bomb zhejiang explosionwenzhou police station bomb zhejiang explosionwenzhou police station bomb zhejiang explosion

Photos: SCMP, Caijing, Hong Kong Wenqu Net (2), People’s Daily


Elementary School Attacker in Hubei Shot Dead by Police [UPDATE]

Posted: 06/10/2014 3:22 pm

hubei school kidnapping A person who had taken a hostage at a Hubei elementary school has been shot dead by police, reports China Daily.

According to the Chutian Metropolis Report, a person forcibly entered the campus of the No. 3 elementary school in Haokou County, City of Qianjiang, Hubei Province this morning and took a teacher hostage.

The suspect was reportedly shot four times. The teacher is said to have not sustained any injuries. A search of the suspect revealed he or she was in possession of knives, gasoline, and explosive devices.

CCTV reports the attacker may have left explosives behind in the school.

Students and staff have been evacuated as police continue their search of the campus.

UPDATE 7:01pm May 6: The suspect who attempted to take a classroom of elementary school students hostage at the No. 3 elementary school has been identified as 57 year-old Zhang X.

Zhang was having a dispute with the Xuqiao Village committee member Mr Xu over the compensation from land requisition and new residence provided in this exchange. Mr Xu’s grandson attends this elementary school and is a member of the class that was taken hostage, reports Yangcheng Evening Report.

Zhang had reportedly come to the classroom of 50 schoolchildren carrying an explosive device that he intended to set off. The class teacher and a deputy secretary are said to have volunteered to act as hostages in exchange for the students’ freedom.

When negotiations broke down, Zhang had supposedly poured gasoline on the hostage and was shot dead by police, reports CCTV.

Zhang is a retired soldier who is described as having been sent to a prison camp.

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Photos: Southern Metropolis Daily via Weibo



Three Dead After Explosion in Yunnan [UPDATE]

Posted: 06/9/2014 9:47 am

chuxiong explosion UPDATE 5:41pm June 9: Pictures from the scene show that a large hole has been made in the wall of the apartment from the blast, while an interior wall is described as having collapsed.chuxiong explosion


An explosion in the City of Chuxiong in Yunnan Province has left three dead and four injured, Xinhua reports.

A report from the Chuxiong People’s Government said that the explosion occurred at 2:30am today (June 9) at the Yunnan No. 5 Public Highway and Bridge Construction Company on 64 Xiyun Street in the Chuxiong Development Zone. The specific location of the explosion is named as apartment 401, building 3 and is located in an adjoining neighborhood to the company grounds.

All injured victims have been taken to hospital for treatment. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Photo: yizuworld


Suicide bomber detonates in downtown Guangzhou, seven people injured

Posted: 01/18/2013 8:10 pm

This news is just coming in tonight, so we hope to update this as we get more information.

Nanfang readers have let us know that an explosion occurred in the Tianhe area of Guangzhou this afternoon. Xinhua published a story just a little while ago, noting a man killed himself and injured seven others in a residential community.  He was upset at his employer:

The public security bureau in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, said in a statement that local police received a report of the explosion at a residential community at about 3:53 p.m. Friday.

An initial investigation showed the man came to demand the payment of overdue wages from a company located at the residential quarter Friday afternoon.

He later ignited explosives on his body, killing himself and injuring seven others, according to the probe.

The video below has been posted by Southern Metropolis Daily.

If you were in the area when it happened, or have photos, let us know.
Correction: The original version of this story indicated that seven people had died; in fact, seven were injured. Our apologies for the error.
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