People stand on a street after an explosion outside a provincial headquarters of China's ruling Communist Party in Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi province on November 6, 2013. A series of devices packed with ball-bearings exploded outside a provincial headquarters of China's ruling Communist Party on November 6, police and reports said. Courtesy Getty Images.
BEIJING -- The government says one person was injured and two vehicles damaged in a series of small explosions outside offices of the ruling Communist Party in the northern Chinese city of Taiyuan.
The Shanxi provincial government said the blasts struck at about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday (2340 GMT). An official statement gave no information about the presumed target or perpetrators.
The blasts bore the hallmark of a revenge attack by a disgruntled citizen of the type that occasionally takes place around China.
However, security forces are already on edge over an attack in Beijing last week in which three people drove through crowds to Tiananmen Gate before setting their vehicle alight. The attack killed five people and has been blamed on separatists from the restive Xinjiang region.