China Says Man Confessed to Bus Bombings

The New York Times has more on the death of an alleged bomber in a cafe in Kunming, who authorities say was responsible for a previous bombing in July in the city:

The man, Li Yan, reportedly confessed his role in the earlier bombings as he lay on his deathbed in the hospital, the official news agency Xinhua quoted the police as saying.

Investigators, who later found explosive devices and a homemade gun in Mr. Li’s apartment, said they had also matched DNA found at the scene of both bombings.

The bus explosions occurred just three weeks before the Olympic Games in Beijing, heightening fears that a terrorist attack could mar the Games. Two months earlier three people were killed and 12 were wounded in the explosion of a bus in Shanghai.

December 28, 2008 6:33 PM
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