Sunday, 12 June 2016

Shanghai Pudong airport explosion wounds three


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Paramilitary policemen stand guard near the site of a blast at a terminal in Shanghai's Pudong International Airport 12 June 2016Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionParamilitary police sealed off the area around Sunday's blast
An explosion at Shanghai's Pudong's International Airport has injured three people, Chinese officials say.
What appeared to be a homemade explosive blew up near a check-in counter in Terminal Two, state-run news agency Xinhua reported.
It is not yet clear who detonated the explosive or why.
In 2013 a wheelchair-bound man set off a bomb at Beijing airport to highlight a personal grievance. He later received a six-year prison sentence.
The latest incident happened at about 15:00 (07:00) on Sunday .
Eyewitness Ni Bowen told the Associated Press news agency that she was waiting to check in when there was a loud bang.
"I was scared and made off at once," she said.

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