Kunming railway station attack

Security chief Meng Jianzhu attends CPPCC opening session after visiting Kunming

PUBLISHED : Monday, 03 March, 2014, 8:11pm
UPDATED : Monday, 03 March, 2014, 9:34pm

Meng Jianzhu, China’s security chief appeared at the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference on Monday afternoon, one day after he visited Kunming.

Meng flew to Kunming early on Sunday morning for an on-the-ground investigation into an alleged terrorist attack, which left 29 victims and four alleged assailants dead and 143 injured.

Kunming police have arrested a female assailant believed to have been involved in the incident, while the remaining attackers are still at large.

The CPPCC observed a three-minute silence as a mark of respect for the victims of the Kunming attack before the start of the opening session.