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Posted: 8/8/2005 3:50:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 3:59:01 AM EDT by olyarms]
I am starting to wonder if we are next?

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 3:57:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/8/2005 3:58:20 AM EDT by olyarms]

A suicide bomber was killed and 31 people injured after a home-made device was detonated on a bus in southeastern China Monday, state media reported.
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The blast occurred near the downtown area of Fujian's provincial capital Fuzhou at around 2:30 pm, Xinhua news agency reported.
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The explosion on the single-decker bus was powerful enough to shatter the windows of shops nearby, it said.
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Pictures from the scene showed the side of the bus ripped apart and debris strewn across the floor of the vehicle. The injured were shown being stretchered out of windows.
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The suspect, a 42-year-old farmer, was believed to be from Putian city in the province and according to police was suffering from terminal lung cancer, the report said. He was killed in the blast.
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Attacks of this kind are common in China, often carried out by angry residents who feel wronged by society or the communist party government.
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In January a bomb killed 11 people on a bus in northwestern Xinjiang region. That was blamed on a worker who held a grudge against his former employer, a coal mining company near the scene of the explosion.
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Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:00:54 AM EDT

SHANGHAI (AFP) - A suicide bomber was killed and 31 people injured after a home-made device was detonated on a bus in southeastern China Monday, state media reported.
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The blast occurred near the downtown area of Fujian's provincial capital Fuzhou at around 2:30 pm, Xinhua news agency reported.

The explosion on the single-decker bus was powerful enough to shatter the windows of shops nearby, it said.

Pictures from the scene showed the side of the bus ripped apart and debris strewn across the floor of the vehicle. The injured were shown being stretchered out of windows.

The suspect, a 42-year-old farmer, was believed to be from Putian city in the province and according to police was suffering from terminal lung cancer, the report said. He was killed in the blast.

Attacks of this kind are common in China, often carried out by angry residents who feel wronged by society or the communist party government.

In January a bomb killed 11 people on a bus in northwestern Xinjiang region. That was blamed on a worker who held a grudge against his former employer, a coal mining company near the scene of the explosion.

There were 1,130 bombings around China last year, according to state press reports.


And some of you say china is a good place to visit
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:02:01 AM EDT



The suspect, a 42-year-old farmer, was believed to be from Putian city in the province and according to police was suffering from terminal lung cancer, the report said. He was killed in the blast.
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Attacks of this kind are common in China, often carried out by angry residents who feel wronged by society or the communist party government.




So...lemme get this right..."Hey, I'm terminally ill. Let's go blow up a bus!" is a common thing in China???

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 4:05:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Evil_Ed:


The suspect, a 42-year-old farmer, was believed to be from Putian city in the province and according to police was suffering from terminal lung cancer, the report said. He was killed in the blast.
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Attacks of this kind are common in China, often carried out by angry residents who feel wronged by society or the communist party government.




So...lemme get this right..."Hey, I'm terminally ill. Let's go blow up a bus!" is a common thing in China???



It sounds like it, not a place I want to visit any time soon.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 5:57:36 AM EDT
bttfmc
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:00:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:13:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
and some wanted me to send my daughter there. i think not.


Come on it's so safe I mean jeeze it's only a few thousand time a year.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:13:30 AM EDT
This has been going on for years.

The Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region adjoins a bunch of "Stans" and is primarily ethnically Turkic. It's a lot different than going to Beijing or Shenyang.

It's the freaking wild west out there. They blow up buses, trains, bicycles, mopeds, etc. It's 47% ethnic Uigur and 7% ethnic Kazak. Ethnic Chinese are a minority there. It borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Taijikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as far as Stans go. It also borders Russia and India.

There's been a separatist movement for years there. The Uigurs are ethnically Turkic in nature, Muslim, and would much rather be their very own Stan rather than a part of China.

This region also includes the Gobi Desert and the place where the Chinese liked to do their underground nuclear testing.

It has about as much in common as Beijing as Mosul has in common with Dallas.

I HIGHLY doubt this is in any way related to any terrorism against the West. Anyone who's been paying attention to the region knows this is a regularly scheduled summer activity there. It's too damned cold in the winter there for anyone to try this outside of the summer months.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:21:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:
I am starting to wonder if we are next? hr


I am surprised nothing has happened yet, have you seen the folks that ride around on Greyhound? I knew there was reason I don't use public trans.
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:49:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 6:57:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By kk7sm:
This has been going on for years.

The Xinjiang Uigur Autonomous Region adjoins a bunch of "Stans" and is primarily ethnically Turkic. It's a lot different than going to Beijing or Shenyang.

It's the freaking wild west out there. They blow up buses, trains, bicycles, mopeds, etc. It's 47% ethnic Uigur and 7% ethnic Kazak. Ethnic Chinese are a minority there. It borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Taijikistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan, as far as Stans go. It also borders Russia and India.

There's been a separatist movement for years there. The Uigurs are ethnically Turkic in nature, Muslim, and would much rather be their very own Stan rather than a part of China.

This region also includes the Gobi Desert and the place where the Chinese liked to do their underground nuclear testing.

It has about as much in common as Beijing as Mosul has in common with Dallas.

I HIGHLY doubt this is in any way related to any terrorism against the West. Anyone who's been paying attention to the region knows this is a regularly scheduled summer activity there. It's too damned cold in the winter there for anyone to try this outside of the summer months.



in addition to that the central govt has really pissed off the farmers with their land grabs. guess they know about an/fo too!
Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:24:26 AM EDT
We need to recruit a few hundred terminally-ill Chinese.
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