China suicide bombing over land dispute – AFP

AFP reports that a disgruntled farmer in Yunnan killed one official and injured several others in a suicide bombing:

Yue Xiaobao detonated explosives strapped to his body as he approached officials from Lishan village of Yunnan province on Sunday afternoon, the Beijing Times reported.

The attack came after village leaders had destroyed Yue’s crop and forced him to plant tobacco, a leading cash crop in the province, the report said.

Yue carried out the attack while officials were on an inspection tour of local farmlands, it said. [Full text]

April 17, 2007 12:56 PM
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