Two police officers and a member of the public were wounded on Thursday afternoon when an unknown attacker detonated an improvised explosive device at a police station in northeast China.
The incident happened at about 1.50pm when the bomber walked into the ground floor of the No 1 branch of the public security bureau in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning province, the city’s police department said in a brief statement on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform.
The bomber died in the blast, while the three wounded were taken to hospital where they were in a stable condition, the statement said.
Pictures and video footage shared on social media show the building engulfed in thick smoke and several of its first-floor windows smashed.
An investigation is under way.
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