XINHUA – 31 dead and many wounded in blast in China’s Xinjiang

A blast happened an open market in the capital of China’s western region of Xinjiang, killing at least 31 people and wounding more than 90 others, the state-run Xinhua.

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The Xinjiang regional government stated in a statement that the early morning attack in the city of Urumqi was “a serious violent terrorist incident of a particularly vile nature.”

The vehicles then destroyed head-on and one of them exploded.

A user with the alias Suisuibusui wrote: “Two vehicles broke through police barrier, and forced back into the morning market together, detonated explosives.

Viewers stated they discovered a series of powerful attacks. Not less than one spectator who alleged he was near the scene discovered a truck in flames, sending vendors fleeing.

China has blamed a series of knife and bomb attacks in recent months on separatist militants from Xinjiang, the traditional abode of the ethnic Muslim Uighurs.

The incident, described within China as the country’s 9/11, signalled to the Chinese government that Uighur extremist groups were capable of operating well outside Xinjiang Province.

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