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Explosions triggered by devices in packages kill 6, injure dozens in south Chinese city

  • A view of a residential building partially collapsed by what police are describing as explosive devices delivered in mail packages in Liucheng county in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015. A 33-year-old local resident was identified as a suspect after a series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed several people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    A view of a residential building partially collapsed by what police are describing as explosive devices delivered in mail packages in Liucheng county in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015. A 33-year-old local resident was identified as a suspect after a series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed several people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A room in a neighboring building is damaged by the shockwave of an explosion that partially collapsed a residential building in Liucheng county in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015. A 33-year-old local resident was identified as a suspect after a series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed several people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    A room in a neighboring building is damaged by the shockwave of an explosion that partially collapsed a residential building in Liucheng county in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015. A 33-year-old local resident was identified as a suspect after a series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed several people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • A view of a residential building partially collapsed by what police are describing as explosive devices delivered in mail packages in Liucheng county in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015. A 33-year-old local resident was identified as a suspect after a series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed several people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT

    A view of a residential building partially collapsed by what police are describing as explosive devices delivered in mail packages in Liucheng county in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Wednesday Sept. 30, 2015. A 33-year-old local resident was identified as a suspect after a series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed several people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.(Chinatopix Via AP) CHINA OUT  (The Associated Press)

A series of explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed at least six people and injured dozens on Wednesday, officials and state media said.

The official Xinhua News Agency said there were 15 blasts in Liucheng county in the southern region of Guangxi and that six people were killed.

The city government of Liuzhou, which oversees Liucheng, said the explosions also injured 13 people, although later reports by state media said dozens were injured.

The blasts, which occurred between 3:15 p.m. and 5 p.m., hit a hospital, local markets, a shopping mall, a bus station and several government buildings, including a jail and a township office building, according to a police statement posted by the local newspaper Nanguo Zaobao.

Liuzhou's police chief said the blasts were triggered by explosive devices delivered in several mail packages, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

The police chief said the case was under investigation. He did not name any suspects or offer any motive for the explosions.

Photos posted online showed smoke in local streets, strewn debris, dust clouds in the sky and the collapse of a five-story building.