May 22 - More than 30 people killed and dozens wounded in an attack in the Xinjiang region of China. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A blast in the capital of China's western region of Xinjiang killed 31 people and left more than 90 others injured, state media reported on Thursday (May 22).
Still photos from the official Xinhua news agency showed heavy security in Urumqi city following what was the deadliest act of violence in the region in years.
Two vehicles rammed into a crowd at a morning market in the city and explosives were hurled out, before one of the vehicles exploded, state media reported.
State television CCTV read out a statement from Chinese President Xi Jinping, saying China must punish the "terrorists" severely.
China's Ministry of Public Security called the attack in Urumqi a "serious violent terrorist incident" and domestic security chief Meng Jianzhu vowed to strengthen a crackdown on the "arrogance of terrorists".
China has blamed a series of knife and bomb attacks in recent months on separatist militants from Xinjiang, the traditional home of the ethnic Muslim Uighurs.
Xinjiang has been plagued by violence for years, but rights activists and exile groups say the government's own heavy handed policies in the region have sowed the seeds of unrest.
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