- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

BEIJING (AP) - A police official says a bomb has been thrown into a newly built police station in a predominantly Tibetan area of western China amid heightened tensions and security during a sensitive anniversary period. No injuries have been reported.

Liu Xiaojun, an official at the police station in Batang county Ganzi prefecture, says the explosion shattered windows in the facility just after midnight Monday.

Liu says the building is not yet occupied and that an investigation is under way.

Ganzi in western Sichuan province is known for its strong Tibetan identity.

Anti-government riots broke out in Lhasa, the Tibetan regional capital, on March 14 last year and spread to surrounding Tibetan communities in the provinces of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai.



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