Taiwan police shoot a man on suspicion of planting an explosive device

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Police in southern Taiwan have shot a man on suspicion of planting an explosive device outside a main campaign office for the main Kuomintang opposition party, the official Central News Agency said.

The election campaign is most intense in Taiwan, in preparation for the January 11 presidential and parliamentary elections, with the Kuomintang (CPP) ruling party, to which Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, which polls indicate leads the race by a large margin.

The report said the bomb was planted outside the entrance of the Kuomintang office in Tainan and contained wire and powder wires.

The police tracked down a suspect, a man whose family name is Wu, to the neighboring city of Kaohsiung. After a long confrontation, they stormed a building and shot the man who was taken to hospital. Taiwan elections make a noise, but they usually pass safely.

In 2004, Chen Shui-bian, then-president of Taiwan, was re-elected to the Democratic Progressive Party by a small margin after he was scratched by a bullet by him and the person who was his deputy during the election campaign. The KMT said at the time that the accident was planned to win votes.

The KMT supports close ties with China, which regards Taiwan as a Chinese province.

The Democratic Progressive Party supports the official independence of Taiwan.

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