Series of Explosions Occurs Near Communist Party Building in China

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A series of small explosions has occurred near a Communist Party building in northern China, in the city of Taiyuan, according to The New York Times. The seven blasts struck around 7:40 a.m. and sent pedestrians fleeing away. At least one person was killed and eight were injured.

The explosions were likely intentional, since photos from people on the scene show ball bearings used in what were probably homemade explosives.

The attack comes on the heels of an attack last week in Tiananmen Square that killed five people, though it is unknown if they share the same culprit.

Yunchao Wen, a Chinese human rights activist, has been reposting photos from Chinese social network Weibo on Twitter.

[Pictured: a tourist poses in Tiananmen Square]

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