13 JUNE 2016
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An explosion at Shanghai Pudong International Airport yesterday (12 June) was the work of a lone attacker, officials said last night.
Chinese security forces said the man threw a homemade explosive device contained in a bottle at staff. The home-made bomb went off near a check-in counter in Terminal Two, injuring four people.
The attacker then stabbed himself in the neck. He was in critical condition in hospital last night.
First reports of the incident, which happened at about 15:00 local time (08:00 BST) were posted by the Shanghai Airport Authority on its Weibo account. The national newspaper People’s Daily reported immediately afterwards that flights were operating normally.
The four people hurt in the attack were said to have sustained light wounds and were treated in hospital.
Pudong is one of Shanghai’s two international airports and one of China’s main aviation hubs.
It has two main passenger terminals, flanked on both sides by four parallel runways. A third passenger terminal is scheduled to open soon in addition to a satellite terminal and two additional runways, raising its capacity from 60m to 80m passengers a year.
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