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Distortions of jeep attack at Tian'anmen

Updated: 2013-11-12 07:27
By Gong Honglie ( China Daily)

What makes a building attractive to terrorists?

It was because they were symbols of the United States' military and economic power that the al-Qaida attacked the Pentagon and World Trade Center 12 years ago. And it was for this reason that terrorists crashed a jeep into a crowd of people on Oct 28 near the Tian'anmen Rostrum, killing five, including the three attackers, and injuring another 40. By striking at the rostrum they hoped to attract global attention by hitting at the heart of the Chinese.

In one sense they succeeded the news, like all terrorist attacks, quickly spread around the whole world, although it was distorted by some Western media.

Distortions of jeep attack at Tian'anmen