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China ends anti-terrorism exercise
Latest Updated at 2009-June-18 09:03:33
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China ended an anti-terrorism exercise Wednesday that was aimed at improving its police forces' ability to deal with possible terrorist attacks and other emergencies during the National Day celebrations in October, an officer with the exercise's command headquarters said.

A special police member (L) and an armed policeman take part in an anti-terror drill in Zhuozhou, north China's Hebei Province, on June 17, 2009. The drill held here on Wednesday was the last part of the "Great Wall-6" anti-terror exercise. The exercise, composing of a series of specialized drills, was carried out in June in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Shanxi and Hebei provinces to test the capabilities of the regions to combat terrorism and deal with emergencies. (Xinhua/Zhu Feng)

In the final drill conducted in Zhuozhou, Hebei Province, "terrorists" attempted to occupy a chemical plant and conduct attacks. Under the coordination of anti-terror headquarters, special police and armed police arrived and "killed" most of the "terrorists" and rescued the trapped workers.

Firefighting tanks and robots were also used in the exercise.

A commando member takes part in an anti-terror drill in Zhuozhou, north China's Hebei Province, on June 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhu Feng)

The exercise, called "Great Wall-6", began on June 9. It aimed to ensure the security of celebrations to be held in Beijing around Oct. 1, the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Drills were also conducted in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Shanxi Province.

The officer said the drills had tested the country's anti-terrorism abilities and laid a solid foundation for effectively dealing with all kinds of terrorist attacks.

Armed policemen take part in an anti-terror drill in Zhuozhou, north China's Hebei Province, on June 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Zhu Feng)

Editor: Olivia

By: Source: China View website

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