China: 'Attack' on tax office kills 4

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Beijing, Jul 31: At least four people were killed and over 19 injured in an explosion at a local tax office in central China on Friday, Jul 30 afternoon.

Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, Jul 31 that the police are suspecting that the blast at a district tax office in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, was a deliberate attack.

Quoting a statement released by the police department, the news agency said that initial investigations have showed the explosion was a planned attack.

The blast is being seen in line with the violence that has exploded in the recent past due to the public angst over various socio-economic issues including the cost of health care and the widening rich-poor gap.

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