Explosion at Bank Kills 2 in Wuhan

An explosive device planted outside a branch of the China Construction Bank in Wuhan reportedly killed two people and injured at least ten, the New York Times reports:

Postings on the Twitter-like Weibo microblog, from people identifying themselves as being in Wuhan, said that someone put two or three bags of what looked like cement near the bank’s entrance, along with a “work in progress” sign. The bags turned out to be full of explosives and detonated when an armored car full of cash showed up.

The armored car was not punctured and kept going, the postings said.

The cause of the blast is under investigation, said a man answering the phone at the Wuhan municipal police press office, who declined to provide his name.

December 1, 2011 11:59 PM
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