Deadly bus blasts hit Chinese city

Two die in blasts on Kunming buses as China steps up Olympic security.

    The explosions occurred within an hour of each other during the busy morning rush hour

    Among measures announced are the deployment of a 100,000-member anti-terrorist force, along with anti-aircraft missile batteries near to key locations.

    Farmers killed

    The Kunming explosions come two days after police in the same province, Yunan, opened fire and killed two rubber farmers in a clash that also saw 41 police officers injured.

    The clash was sparked when police tried to arrest five people for allegedly attacking a local rubber company in a long-running dispute between farmers and the firm, state media said.

    Chinese authorities have ordered local officials to keep a lid on grievances and try to resolve disputes to ensure a "harmonious social atmosphere" in the Olympics period.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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