Building Bombed in Sichuan

Radio Free Asia is reporting that a Tibetan man has died after bombing a government building in Sichuan Province that was used to monitor local residents:

The man, identified as Tashi, aged 32, died in the explosion, succumbing to head injuries, in the incident in Rekpa village in Dege county on Saturday, the sources said.

“He died in the explosion that also damaged the building. The extent of damage on the government building is not clear,” an Indian-based friend of Tashi told RFA.

The government building was newly constructed to allow station officials to watch over residents of Rekpa and Wapa villages, angering the residents, according to Ngawang Sangpo, a Tibetan with contacts in the area.

The RFA report also has updates on the detentions of other Tibetan activists and artists in the ongoing crackdown following widespread protests and self-immolations in recent months.

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