Suicide Bomber Kills Two in ‘Housing Dispute’
Yet another dispute over reclaimed property has ended violently in Kunming as a woman set off a bomb, killing herself and two others and injuring fourteen, in anger over losing her home. From the BBC:
At least 14 people were injured in the blast at a local government office in Yunnan province. The woman also died.
The woman had been negotiating compensation for the loss of her home, eyewitnesses said.
This incident is a reminder of the tensions in China over the country’s rapid development, correspondents say.
“We have opened an investigation. I can’t tell you anything, but three people were killed and 14 were injured,” a local official told the AFP news agency.
The 10 less injured people have been sent to a local hospital in Qiaojia county, according to the county committee of the Communist Party of China.
The incident occurred at around 9 am in Qiaojia county, Zhaotong city, the committee said.
While the cause of the explosion is under investigation, it has been reported that it was a bombing.
According to the Weibo account of a Kunming metropolis newspaper, a witness said a female went to the demolition bureau with explosives after she was asked to sign an agreement on house relocation, setting them off at the site.