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A Chinese police officer is framed by the glass window of a vehicle damaged by explosions outside the provincial headquarters of China's ruling Communist Party in Taiyuan in north China's Shanxi province Wednesday Nov. 6, 2013. The Shanxi provincial government and police said the blasts which killed one and injured eight struck at about 7:40 a.m. (2340 GMT Tuesday). (AP Photo) CHINA OUT

Communist Party headquarters bombing

A series of small explosions killed one person and injured eight others Wednesday outside the provincial headquarters of the ruling Communist Party in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan, officials said.

Officials gave no word on the target or perpetrators of the blasts, which state media said were caused by homemade bombs.

The explosions came during heightened security following a suicide car crash at Tiananmen Gate in Beijing that killed the car's three occupants and two bystanders in what officials called an act of terrorism committed by Muslim militants from western China. (Associated Press)