[Update] 19:47: Shanghai police say in a statement released on Weibo that the bomber cut his own neck with a knife after setting off an explosive device. He is currently being treated for his injuries. The man detonated a beer bottle containing unknown substances, injuring four others who were hit by glass shards.
The explosion occurred at Terminal 2 of Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 2:20 p.m. this afternoon.
According to Shanghai Daily, witnesses said an object, which looked like a cracker, exploded in the hand of a male passenger as he lined up to check-in. He was among the injured.
The blast took place at check-in area C in Terminal 2, where flights operated by Thai Airways and Philippine Airlines are handled. Reports indicate that the explosion was caused by a homemade explosive device constructed using firecrackers.
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The Shanghai Airport Authority said that three people had been injured by the blast and were receiving medical attention. Security personnel are said to have the situation under control.
Only three check-in counters were affected by the explosion, and airport operations are continuing as normal. Flights were not affected by the incident.