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Explosion heard at Beijing airport terminal–report

/ 08:07 PM July 20, 2013

In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, medical workers and policemen work at the terminal 3 of the Beijing International Airport in Beijing, Saturday, July 20, 2013. Chinese state media said that a man set off a homemade bomb but that no one else was injured and order has since been restored. AP

BEIJING – A loud explosion was heard Saturday at Terminal 3 of Beijing International Airport, state media reported.

The official Xinhua news agency cited witnesses as saying the explosion came at about 6:24 p.m. (1024 GMT).

Photos carried on Xinhua’s website carried captions citing the witnesses as saying a disabled person had ignited bombs on himself and that casualties were unknown

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The pictures showed medical workers attending to someone and people running through the terminal.

TAGS: Beijing airport, China, China blast, Explosion
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