Explosive attack in China

This item appears on page 18 of the March 2019 issue.

In Changchun, northeastern China, on Jan. 25, one person was killed and another was injured when a number of explosions were set off at a combined shopping center and apartment building. Videos show blasts occurring inside the building, itself, as well as on the street, with at least 15 explosions being recorded. Reports from the scene also indicate that explosives were thrown into crowds of pedestrians.

At press time, Chinese authorities were investigating the incident as a "criminal act" but had not revealed any suspected person or organization or any motive for the attack.