35 arrested in Olympics bomb plot
Terrorists from Islam were planning to attack Beijing, Shanghai, and other locations in China with explosives and other devices for the Summer Olympics, China announced on Thursday. CNN
35 suspects were arrested during a 10-day series of raids, a statement from the Ministry of Public Security said.
China also said that authorities discovered about 21 pounds (9.5 kg) of explosives, eight detonators, two explosive devices, and some propaganda materials for "holy war" from the raids in Urumqi, the capital for the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. The Autonomous Region is home to about 19 million people, mostly made up of Muslims and other minorities.
"We know that their goal was very clear -- that is, specifically to sabotage the staging of the Beijing Olympics," Communist Party Secretary Wang Lequan said.
Chinese officials have not produced evidence for the allegations against the subjects. Yahoo News
This event is the latest in a series of the latest in a series of terrorism charges against ethnic minorities in the run-up to the Summer Games, Yahoo News said.