The Ministry of Public Security said it was treating the explosions in Liuzhou city in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region as criminal acts and emphasised that it had ruled out terrorism as a motive, state-run China Daily reported.
The explosions, which took place on Wednesday afternoon, killed at least seven people and injured 51 others in Dapu township, the seat of Liucheng county, and surrounding area. The devices exploded when the parcels were opened, the official media reported.
No details were provided so far about his motive in carrying out such massive multiple explosions targeting, a shopping mall, a prison, a government building, a supermarket and a hospital.
Some of the bombs were placed in location in advance and then detonated remotely, such as the device that wrecked the dormitory of the Animal Husbandry Bureau in Liucheng, killing four people and injuring many others.
The authorities in Liuzhou have tightened supervision of the delivery of packages, and the local branch of the State-owned China Post has halted all mail deliveries until tomorrow.
The Liuzhou police warned public not to accept materials delivered by strangers or accept parcels received via unofficial channels. They said further investigations were underway.


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