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Deadliest attack in years kills 31 in China's troubled Xinjiang

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 00:37

May 22 - Explosives were hurled from two vehicles as they drove into an open market in the Xinjiang region killing 31 people and injuring 94 Chinese state media reported. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In Xinjiang, cleaning up after blasts killed 31 people and injured 94. (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) Urumqui resident Mrs. Wang saying: "When I came here this morning, I was not allowed in. They kept washing blood off the floor." Explosives were reportedly hurled from two vehicles as they ploughed into shoppers at a local market in Urumqi. Stepped-up security after the attack authorities are calling a "serious violent terrorist incident" China has blamed a series of attacks in recent months on separatist militants from the region, which is a traditional home of the Ethnic Muslim Uighurs.

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Deadliest attack in years kills 31 in China's troubled Xinjiang

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 00:37