The Shijiazhuang bombings
The Shijiazhuang bombings was a
series of bomb blasts that rocked the city of Shijiazhuang,
March 16, 2001. A total of 108 people were killed and 38 others injured.
According to state media, Jin hired several motor tricycles
to carry 1,277lb of dynamite, packed in sacks marked
"chicken feed", to
the building in which he lived and the three apartment blocks in which
his targets lived.
The explosions struck within about an hour. Most of the deaths occurred
at the city's Number Three
Cotton Mill, where a five–story building
housing 48 families was reduced to rubble.
The three other buildings
suffered less damage.
Jin Ruchao was caught alive on March 23, 2001 in Beihai, a port city in
Jin Ruchao, the suspect involved in Shijiazhuang explosions, is
escorted by police back to Shijiazhuang,
capital of north China's Hebei
Province March 24, 2001. Jin was caught Friday morning in Beihai,
city in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Jin Ruchao confessed of having caused
the four blasts in Shijiazhuang and of being responsible
for a separate
manslaughter case in Maguan County of southwest China's Yunnan Province.
Hatred towards his neighbor, his ex-wife, ex-mother-in-law
and a lover motivated Jin Ruchao
to cause the explosions that killed 108
people in the north China city of Shijiazhuang.