China explosions

Two people were killed and several others injured in what seemed to be an orchestrated series of three explosions in the southern Chinese city of Fuzhou on Thursday morning.

The three separate but coordinated blasts (two of which came from car bombs) occurred outside a local court office, as district government building and local branch of the central government’s food and drug safety agency.

In an item that was posted briefly but taken down, the official Xinhua news agency said the explosions were linked to a farmer upset over a recent court case. Since mid-day Thursday, there’s been no new information from officials on who was behind the blasts or their motives.