China: Shanghai airport bombing, 5 injured


Beijing: Four persons were injured in the bombing on the China’s commercial center of Shanghai’s main international airport. The explosion happened at around 2:26 p.m. when a man threw a homemade beer bottle explosive to a check-in counter in Terminal 2, the Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau said in a statement Sunday evening.

After the explosion, the man took a knife from his backpack, cut his neck and then fell to the ground, police said. The suspect, now in critical condition, was under emergency treatment.

Four passengers, including a Philippine national, were slightly injured by shards of glass and were being treated in hospital. A further investigation is under way. A few flights were affected as their passengers were scheduled to check in at the explosion site, but the airport is now in normal operation.

In an earlier report, the injured were said to include a 53-year-old Philippine man, as well as a 67-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman, both of whom are Chinese. They sustained injuries to their heads, hands and legs, doctors said.