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China Xinjiang blast killed 31 people, around 90 injured -state television

Source: Reuters - Thu, 22 May 2014 05:17 GMT
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BEIJING, May 22 (Reuters) - A blast in the capital of China's western region of Xinjiang killed 31 people, with around 90 others injured, state broadcaster China Central Television reported on Thursday.

The blast took place when two vehicles rammed into a crowd at a morning market in Urumqi. Explosives were hurled from the vehicles and one of the vehicles exploded.

China's domestic security chief has labelled the incident an act of violent terrorism. China has blamed a string of violent attacks in recent months on militant separatists from Xinjiang. (Reporting By Megha Rajagopalan; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)

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