Armed police in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, 31 October 2013
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Islamists 'behind Tiananmen crash'

A fatal crash in Beijing's Tiananmen Square earlier this week was incited by a separatist Islamic group, a Chinese official has said.

He said the East Turkestan Islamic Movement "stood behind the scenes inciting" Monday's crash, in which a car ploughed into a crowd then burst into flames killing five people.

Police have arrested five suspects, all from the western region of Xinjiang, home to the minority Uighur Muslims.

Damian Grammaticas reports from Beijing.

  • 01 Nov 2013