Xinhua: Culprit of Xinjiang bus blast identified. Hmm.

Xinhua reports:

The bus blast case that occurred at noon of Jan. 20 in Kuytun City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has been solved, the regional public security bureau told Xinhua on Monday morning...

...The blast, which reportedly occurred at the rear part of the bus, killed 11 people and injured 7 others...

...According to preliminary investigation, the accident was a criminal case perpetrated by a man named Bai Qinghua, who was killed at the explosion.

A native in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Bai Qinghua was born in 1955 and became an orphan when he was very young. In March 2003, Bai had his fingers wounded when he was working at the Umuke Coal Mine in Usu City of Xinjiang, then he received 20,000 yuan (2,409 US dollars) in compensation from the colliery. Bai considered the compensation insufficient and started to vent his anger into innocent people. Before committing the crime, Bai called the owner of the coalmine to extort 200,000 yuan (24,096 US dollars) for additional compensation.

During the investigation, local police discovered a will from Bai at a hostel he used to live, which embraced a sentence of "the bus on the cloverleaf bridge was exploded by me". The police also found 27 bundles of detonators and packaging materials for explosives at Bai's room.

Don't you think that there's just a little too much detail in the description of Mr Bai?

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