Date
15 December 2017
Police secure an area near the blast in which at least 31 people were killed. Photo: news.qq.com
Police secure an area near the blast in which at least 31 people were killed. Photo: news.qq.com

Terrorist attack kills 31 in Xinjiang

At least 31 people were killed in a suspected terrorist blast in China’s remote Xinjiang province, Xinhua news agency said Thursday. Ninety four were injured.

Two vehicles laden with explosives rammed into a crowd at a morning market in Urumqi, the report quoted witnesses as saying.

President Xi Jinping vowed to punish the attackers and spare no effort in maintaining stability, the report said.

The attack came after a series of violence involving ethnic Uyghur separatists.

It followed a bomb and knife attack at an Urumqi train station on April 30 that killed three people, and a train station rampage in the southern city of Kunming in March that left 33 dead.

A knife attack at a railway station in Guangzhou injured at least six people on May 6.

Public Security Minister Guo Shengkun and his team are traveling to Urumqi to supervise the investigation.

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A victim lies wounded on a debris-strewn the street in Urumqi. Photo: news.qq.com


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