China said it has foiled two terrorist cells targeting the Olympic Games this year, the South China Morning Post reported. Ministry of Public Security spokesman Wu Heping said the two terrorist cells were based in the western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. He said one of the cells was under the command of the Eastern Turkestan Islamic Movement. The terrorists intended to disrupt the Olympics by planting bombs and kidnapping foreign journalists, tourists and athletes during the Games. Forty-five people have been arrested and more than 110kg of explosives were confiscated along with pamphlets promoting Islamic holy war. Wu did not answer reporters’ questions and provided no photographic or physical evidence.