Police Station Hit by Bomb in China

BEIJING (AP) - A police official says a bomb has been thrown
into a newly built police station in a predominantly Tibetan area
of western China amid heightened tensions and security during a
sensitive anniversary period. No injuries have been reported.

Liu Xiaojun, an official at the police station in Batang county
Ganzi prefecture, says the explosion shattered windows in the
facility just after midnight Monday.

Liu says the building is not yet occupied and that an
investigation is under way.

Ganzi in western Sichuan province is known for its strong
Tibetan identity.

Anti-government riots broke out in Lhasa, the Tibetan regional
capital, on March 14 last year and spread to surrounding Tibetan
communities in the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai.


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