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Tiananmen Square crash 'suicide attack'

The police in China have named two people from the country's restive Xinjiang region as suspects after a vehicle crashed into a crowd and caught fire in Tiananmen Square on Monday.

Five people were killed and nearly 40 injured in what the authorities are now describing as a major incident.

An unconfirmed report by the Reuters news agency said investigators suspected it was a suicide attack. It said the sports utility vehicle crashed through a security barrier and drove for hundreds of metres along a pavement before the three occupants detonated flammable material.

Damian Grammaticas reports from Beijing.

  • 29 Oct 2013
  • From the section China
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