SHIJIAZHUANG, June 17 (Xinhua) -- China ended an anti-terrorism exercise Wednesday that was aimed at improving its police forces' ability to deal with possible terrorist attacks and other emergencies during the National Day celebrations in October, an officer with the exercise's command headquarters said.
In the final drill conducted in Zhuozhou, Hebei Province, "terrorists" attempted to occupy a chemical plant and conduct attacks. Under the coordination of anti-terror headquarters, special police and armed police arrived and "killed" most of the "terrorists" and rescued the trapped workers.
Firefighting tanks and robots were also used in the exercise.
The exercise, called "Great Wall-6", began on June 9. It aimed to ensure the security of celebrations to be held in Beijing around Oct. 1, the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.
Drills were also conducted in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Shanxi Province.
The officer said the drills had tested the country's anti-terrorism abilities and laid a solid foundation for effectively dealing with all kinds of terrorist attacks.