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Security official blames Tiananmen Square attack on Islamist group
Security official blames Tiananmen Square attack on Islamist group

BEIJING -- China’s top security official has concluded that the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, a separatist group, was responsible for the deadly attack Monday in which a car mowed down pedestrians at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square before bursting into flames. “The violent terrorist incident in Beijing was a well-organized and plotted act. ... It was orchestrated by the Eastern Turkestan Islamic Movement terrorist organization that is entrenched in central and west Asian regions,” security chief Meng Jianzhu was quoted Thursday as telling Hong Kong-based Phoenix Television during a trip to Uzbekistan to attend a region security summit. Separately, China’s CCTV...

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