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Beijing police teach bus drivers anti-terror tactics

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-07-24 09:13

BEIJING - More than 300 bus drivers and conductors were taught anti-terror procedures by Beijing police on Wednesday after two bus arsons this month.

Two people died after a bus was blown up in Guangzhou on July 15 while 30 were injured in a bus arson in Hangzhou earlier this month.

In one training session, a conductor tried to prevent a person from igniting explosives while the driver stopped the bus and evacuated the passengers.

A police officer said the training would help bus drivers and conductors when an accident occurs.

The bus drivers and conductors were also taught methods of dealing with terror attacks and suspected explosives.

The heavily policed capital vows to contain violence in heavily populated areas within one minute.

Terrorists hacked 29 people to death at Kunming railway station in March. In May, 39 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Urumqi.

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