China targets illegal firearms

Guns that will be destroyed as part of a campaign against illegal weapons and explosives in Handan, north China's Hebei province. A total of 22,230 firearms, 417,034 bullets, 6,474kg of explosives, 88,349 detonators and 16,697 imitation guns were con
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Guns that will be destroyed as part of a campaign against illegal weapons and explosives in Handan, north China's Hebei province. A total of 22,230 firearms, 417,034 bullets, 6,474kg of explosives, 88,349 detonators and 16,697 imitation guns were confiscated since June.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2015, with the headline 'China targets illegal firearms'. Print Edition | Subscribe