Source: Khaleej Times
Wire Service: Reuters
Chinese forces found firearms hidden throughout a Tibetan temple in an ethnic Tibetan area of southwestern China which has been the scene of anti-Chinese riots in recent weeks, state television said.
Police, responding to what they said was a tip-off from the public, found 30 firearms in the monastery in the Aba prefecture of Sichuan province last month, state television said in a report, a transcript of which was posted on the station’s Web site (www.cctv.com).
“At the time these firearms were scattered around, some were where the monks keep the scriptures,” policeman Lan Bo told the programme. “They were modified semi-automatic weapons.”