Firearms Found in Tibetan Temple: China

April 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

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 (

“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.”