Tourist Hurt in Beijing Attack

A French tourist was stabbed in the Dashilan shopping district in Beijing today, in the second knife attack in that neighborhood of the capital in two days. From Straits Times:

The woman was slightly injured and was taken to a hospital, the official Xinhua News Agency said. It did not identify her.

China’s capital has been tightening security ahead of the country’s Oct 1 celebration of 60 years of Communist rule. Just hours before the attack, the area had been shut down for a military parade rehearsal, with armed tactical police units and paramilitary police lining avenues around the square.

On Thursday, another knife-wielding man stabbed two guards to death and wounded 14 in the same area.

There was no immediate indication the two attacks were related.

See also reports from AFP and Xinhua.

September 19, 2009 10:24 AM
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