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Beijing airport bombing

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  1. mascan42

    mascan42 Registered User

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    Man sets off homemade bomb at airport in Beijing

    Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY 1:27 p.m. EDT July 21, 2013
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    (Photo: Xinhua News Agency)
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    • Alleged bomber was sent to hospital, Chinese state-run media reports.
    • No other injuries reported.
    • Explosions at airports are rare in China.
    BEIJING — A man in a wheelchair set off a homemade bomb at the Beijing International Airport on Saturday, injuring himself, Chinese state media reported.

    China's official Xinhua News Agency reported that a Chinese man set off the device outside the arrivals exit of Terminal 3 around 6:24 p.m. local time Saturday.

    "The explosion sound was loud," said a witness who gave only his family name, Chen, according to the Associated Press. He said he was only 27 yards away from the explosion when it occurred.

    Chen said there was only one explosion, and that the terminal was crowded with people. "Since there was no second explosion, many people took out their phones and gathered near the explosion spot to take photos," he said.

    State-run China Central Television (CCTV) said on its microblog that the man in the wheelchair was injured and sent to a hospital after setting off the bomb. It reported no one else was injured, no flights were affected and order was quickly restored at the airport.

    State media identified the man as Ji Zhongxing, born in 1979, from Heze in the eastern Shandong province.

    Although the motive behind the blast was not immediately clear, Xinhau reported the man was stopped from handing out leaflets before the bomb went off. Police would not immediately disclose the content of the fliers.
    In a blog post that has since been deleted, a writer with the same name as Ji said he was beaten in 2005 by security personnel in Dongguan, a manufacturing hub in southern Guangdong province where he was working, having left his native Shandong in 1999.

    In the post, the author wrote the attack left him disabled and unable to work, but efforts to seek compensation and justice — through an official petitioning system that rarely achieves petitioners' goals — met no success.
    USA TODAY could not immediately verify the blog's content or author.

    Despite the desperately low chance of resolving their disputes through the process, many Chinese opt for petitioning in the hope that an official will intervene on their behalf. Going to court is less popular, as costs are higher and the public perceives judges as following the orders of the local Communist party officials who appoint them.

    Explosions at Chinese airports are rare, and the blast could lead to changes in security measures. At some provincial airports in China, people entering terminal buildings must pass their luggage through screening machines.

    Terminal 3 was unveiled just before the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and is the airport's hub for international flights.

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    LOL "Is that a real fucking bomb? I don't think s- BLAM"
     
  2. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    Suicide bomber, and he didn't even kill himself.

    Fucking fail.
     
  3. the Streif

    the Streif ¡¡¡¡sıʞunɹɹɹɹɹɹɹℲ
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    I was at that airport in 1996, I could have been killed!!!!
     
  4. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    He was in a wheelchair, it was probably his second attempt.
     
  5. Georgie

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    I'd hope so.
     
  6. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Picture of the bomber?

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  7. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Yep...

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  8. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    It's tellolism.
     
  9. ironman25dc

    ironman25dc A Smug Cunt Who Loves The Cock

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    If that happened here the country would be in a collective freak out and losing their f'ing minds.... which is quite interesting because they weren't back when LaGuardia was bombed during the Christmas travel period in '75.
     
  10. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
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    If you find yourself in Peking, duck!
     
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  11. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Video of the explosion:
     
  12. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Where is the boo button?
     

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