Bomb blast in Tibetan area of China

Bomb explodes at police station in Tibetan area of China's Sichuan province.

    China has stepped up security in Tibetan areas during the unrest anniversaries [GALLO/GETTY]

    Police have said they are investigating the incident.

    Bantang county is just a short distance from the border with Tibet.

    The county is part of Ganzi prefecture, an area known for its strong Tibetan identity which has been at the centre of dissent against Chinese rule for years.

    The region saw some of the most violent protests during last year's unrest.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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