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On Thursday 04/10/2008 the Chinese police announced the arrest, during series of raids in the Islamic Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, in the Far Northwest of China, and its capital Urumqi, of 35 suspects. The police also ceased about 9.5 kg of explosives, eight detonators, two explosive devices, and some propaganda materials for “holy war.”

“We know that their goal was very clear — that is, specifically to sabotage the staging of the Beijing Olympics,” Communist Party Secretary Wang Le-Quan said.

According to the ‘Ministry of Public Security’ statement the terrorists planned to target hotels in Beijing and Shanghai that were frequented by foreigners, as well as government buildings and military bases. They also planned to kidnap foreign journalists, tourists and Olympic athletes “to make influences on international communities to undermine the Beijing Olympics.

Chinese authorities have not provided evidence or sources to the public regarding any terror plot.

 

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