First ever Islamist suicide attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Sq.

Chinese police announced the arrests of five people in connection with a suicide car crash Monday at the Forbidden City gate opposite Tiananmen Square, which killed two tourists and injured 38 people. The statement said the perpetrators, a man, his wife and his mother, had Uighur names, identifying them as members of a Muslim minority native to the northeastern Xinjiang province. Found in the crashed car were knives, iron rods, gasoline and a flag with religious Muslim slogans. Five people were picked up on suspicion of helping to plan and execute the attack.


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