Chinese authorities will launch special operations against domestic terrorists, according to a senior security official.
Law enforcement agencies will implement the leadership's arrangement for counter-terrorism, said Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, at a meeting of officials from law enforcement and judicial departments in Beijing on May 6.
Meng vowed that authorities will strike back against terrorists. Law enforcement agencies and judicial departments will deploy new technologies to detect and remove security threats.
On March 1, assailants killed 29 civilians and injured another 143 at a railway station in the southwestern city of Kunming in Yunnan Province. Three other people were killed and 79 more were injured in an attack at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on April 30. The two incidents were both confirmed as terrorist attacks.
On May 6, a male suspect carrying a knife attacked people at a railway station in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou. The nature of this attack has not yet been confirmed.