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Chinese man detained over fatal Taiyuan explosions

English.news.cn   2013-11-08 11:50:47            

Photo taken on Nov. 6, 2013 shows the accident site after explosions on the Yingze Street in Taiyuan, capital of north China' Shanxi Province, Nov. 6, 2013. One person was killed and eight others were injured after explosions occurred on Wednesday morning in front of the office building of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China. (Xinhua/Liu Guoliang)
TAIYUAN, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- A 41-year-old ex-convict has been detained by police over explosions that killed one person and injured another eight in north China's Shanxi Province earlier this week, police said on Friday.

The suspect, Feng Zhijun, is a local resident of the provincial capital of Taiyuan. He admitted to the crime after his capture at 2 a.m. on Friday, according to the Public Security Department of Shanxi.

The explosions occurred on Wednesday morning in front of the office building of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China in Taiyuan. Among the eight injured, one was seriously wounded.

Police found self-made bombs in Feng's residence and seized the vehicle which they believe he was using at the time of the explosions.

Feng has previously served nine years in prison for theft, police said.

They are continuing investigation into the case.

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TAIYUAN, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and eight others were injured after explosions occurred on Wednesday morning in front of the office building of the Shanxi Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, local police said.

The blasts took place at around 7:40 a.m. on the Yingze Street in the provincial capital of Taiyuan, according to the city's public security bureau. Full story

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TAIYUAN, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Explosions that left one person dead and eight injured on Wednesday morning in north China's Shanxi Province were caused by self-made bombs, local police said. Full story

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