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With China already on edge, bus arsons add to public's unease
With China already on edge, bus arsons add to public's unease

Chinese authorities have been on heightened security alert lately in the wake of deadly knifings and bombings at train stations blamed on separatists and terrorists. But the nation’s bus riders have now come under repeated arson assaults from a different breed of attacker. In a span of 10 days, three buses have been set ablaze in busy metropolitan areas, leaving two people dead and 72 injured. The suspects seemed to carry no political or ethnic grudges. Instead, they all are said to be isolated young men struggling with such mundane problems as money woes and lack of hope for a prosperous future.     The rash of attacks started July 5, when authorities say...

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