Investigations by Beijing Public Security Bureau have revealed that the car crash at the Forbidden City gate on Sunday was a planned and organized terrorist attack carried out by pro-independence Uighurs, an ethnic minority in the far western Chinese province of Xinjiang.
A Uighur family of three died inside a jeep on Sunday after it ran through the pedestrian pathway outside the Forbidden City and rammed into of the gates of the former imperial palace, claiming the lives of two pedestrians and injuring forty others along the way.
Beijing PSB announced yesterday that they have found gasoline, two machetes, metal bats, and flags bearing the prints of Muslim extremism inside the burned jeep, which had caught fire after the explosion.
The jeep bearing Xinjiang license plates was driven by a male Uighur who was accompanied by his mother and his wife.
Beijing PSB have also arrested five Uighurs who the PSB claimed help plan the suicide attack.
No Uighur group has claimed responsibility for the attack.