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China Sentences 3 People To Death For Beijing Attack

State media said Chinese court sentenced three people to death on Monday for a deadly car crash at Tiananmen Square blamed on Islamist separatists.

1. On Oct. 28, 2013, a car ran through tourists and crashed near Tiananmen Square, killing two bystanders and the three attackers.

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2. A court sentenced three people to death on Monday for planning the “violent terror attack” in Beijing.

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The court also handed down prison sentences to five other people, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.

3. The car plowed into a crowd at the northern edge of Tiananmen in October, killing two people and injuring 38 others.

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The car burst into flames when it crashed, killing the three people inside.

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