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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bomb Rocks Beijing

BEIJING -- An explosion caused by a homemade bomb tore through a park just meters from the heart of government in Beijing on Tuesday, killing one person, Chinese sources said.

Police declined to say if the blast late Tuesday afternoon in Zhongshan Park in central Beijing was caused by a bomb or to give a number for casualties.

Chinese sources said it was the third explosion in the Chinese capital in just two months.

The park is in the Forbidden City and across the road from the Great Hall of the People, where China's leaders meet.