Thu, October 21, 2010
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Blast injures foreigner in downtown Beijing

2010-10-21 10:24:14 GMT2010-10-21 18:24:14 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Policemen inspect the explosion site in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 21, 2010. An explosion happened beside Dongzhimenwai Street in Beijing on the afternoon of Oct. 21, leaving a national of the United States slightly injured in a leg. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

Policemen inspect the explosion site in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 21, 2010. An explosion happened beside Dongzhimenwai Street in Beijing on the afternoon of Oct. 21, leaving a national of the United States slightly injured in a leg. (Xinhua/Gong Lei)

BEIJING, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- An American was injured in an explosion near a subway station in downtown Beijing Thursday afternoon, police confirmed late Thursday.

The blast happened at 3:20 p.m. Thursday beside a newspaper stand near the Dongzhimen subway station in Dongcheng District, police said in a press release.

Police said a 30-year-old American studying in China, who happened to pass by, was slightly injured in the leg and had been rushed to a nearby hospital.

Police are investigating the cause of the blast.

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