Huge explosion rocks Beijing airport in China

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Beijing, July 20: A blast rocked Beijing International Airport Terminal 3 in China on Saturday.

A man in a wheelchair, reportedly aggrieved over being assaulted by police, set off an explosion at Beijing International Airport, injuring himself and causing panic.

Ji Zhongxing, 34, reportedly paralysed in a beating by police, set off an explosive device made from materials used in firecrackers.

He detonated the device after he was stopped from handing out leaflets to draw attention to his complaints. 

Following the incident, the airtraffic both inbound or outbound has not been affected.

State-run China Central Television said on its microblog that the man was injured and sent to a hospital after setting off the bomb.

It said further that no one else was injured, no flights were affected and order has been restored at the airport.

Reached over the phone, the airport's news office said it was not aware of the explosion, and airport police declined to answer questions.

OneIndia News

(with agency inputs)

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