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Beijing police in railway 'anti-terror' drill after attack

Published on May 2, 2014 8:25 PM
 
Chinese policemen take up position during a drill outside the railway station in Beijing on the early hours of May 2, 2014. Beijing police said on Friday they held an "anti-terror" drill at a rail station, a day after a deadly bombing in China's far west blamed on alleged attackers infused with "religious extremism". -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (AFP) - Beijing police said on Friday they held an "anti-terror" drill at a rail station, a day after a deadly bombing in China's far west blamed on alleged attackers infused with "religious extremism".

The drill, involving armed officers, began late Thursday at Beijing Railway Station, police said on their official account on Sina Weibo, a Chinese equivalent of Twitter.

The drill underscores official concerns about terrorism following an apparent suicide bomb attack on Wednesday at a railway station in the restive region of Xinjiang that left three dead, as well as 79 people wounded.

Two of the dead had detonated bombs they were carrying, state media said, adding that the other fatality was an "innocent citizen".

 
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