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China investigates bomb blasts

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 00:31

Nov. 6 - One dead and several more wounded in a series of blasts in northern Chinese city of Taiyuan. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Several small bombs exploded in front of a Communist Party building in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan on Wednesday (November 6), killing one person and injuring another eight, state media said. The official Xinhua news agency said what appeared to be small-scale bombs went off outside an office building of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party. Taiyuan is the capital of Shanxi province. There was no immediate explanation for the attack. But such incidents are not uncommon in China and underscore the government's worries about stability in the world's second-largest economy, with a widening gap between rich and poor and growing anger at corruption and environmental issues. Footage shot by state-run China News Service showed emergency trucks parked outside mostly undamaged buildings, and security cordons were set up to block traffic in the area. Xinhua cited residents as saying people in the area scattered as up to seven blasts went off. The microblog of the official People's Daily newspaper said one person had been killed and another eight were wounded, one seriously. The Chinese government blamed Islamists for an attack in central Beijing last week when a car ploughed through bystanders on the edge of Tiananmen Square and burst into flames, killing three people in the car and two bystanders. The incidents come as China ramps up security before top leaders gather on Saturday (November 9) for a meeting in Beijing to discuss key reforms.

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China investigates bomb blasts

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 00:31