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Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Chinese man sets off explosives in bus

This from China Study Group

A very disturbing echo of tactics in terror-plagued other areas of our world.

Three people were killed and 34 others, many of them children attending the first day of school, injured when a man set fire to explosive materials inside a minibus in central China on Wednesday, state media said.

The man, 47-year-old Li Shiguo from Hunan province's Wangcheng county, committed suicide after carrying out the attack, the Xinhua news agency said. Li hurled explosives into the bus after it had filled with people, including 20 children who were on their way to the first day of school for the fall semester, Xinhua said, citing the driver, who was slightly injured.

Eyewitnesses said Li had told his nephew, who was also aboard the bus, to get off before igniting the vehicle at about 6.30am local time.
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Authorities believe Li was acting out of revenge against villagers who had reported is illegal logging activities to police last year, causing him to be jailed for 12 months. Read the rest



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