Suspect behind serial blasts in China was killed in the explosion: Xinhua

The official Xinhua news agency said the suspect in the blasts in China's southwestern city of Liuzhou, Wei Yinyong, was himself killed at the scene.
The official Xinhua news agency said the suspect in the blasts in China's southwestern city of Liuzhou, Wei Yinyong, was himself killed at the scene.PHOTO: EPA

BEIJING (Reuters) - A suspect believed to be responsible for a series of bombings in China this week that killed 10 people and injured 51 was himself killed at the scene, the official Xinhua news agency said on its microblog on Friday (Oct 2), citing regional police officials.

The police confirmed the suspect in the blasts in China's southwestern city of Liuzhou was Wei Yinyong, 33, who was believed to have been involved in a dispute with his neighbours, Xinhua said.

More than a dozen package bombs were sent to locations such as shopping malls, hospitals and government buildings in Liuzhou, a city in the province of Guangxi.

The 17 coordinated blasts across Liuzhou, a relatively obscure part of China, destroyed one whole side of a low-rise residential building, overturned vehicles and sent bricks showering into the street, images carried by state media showed.