Terrorist Attack Leaves 31 Dead in China’s Xinjiang

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Bulgaria: Terrorist Attack Leaves 31 Dead in China’s Xinjiang Archive photo of police inspecting the explosion site outside Urumqi South Railway Station after an explosion on 30 April 2014. Photo by EPA/BGNES

A terrorist attack in the northwestern Chinese city of Urumqi, Xinjiang region, has left 31 people dead and over 90 injured.

Authorities say that two vehicles crashed into a market full of people, while at the same time explosive devices were thrown, according to the BBC.

"Witnesses said two cross-country vehicles driving from north to south ploughed into people in the market at 07:50 local time. Explosives were thrown out of the vehicles," the Xinhua agency reported.

Xinjiang is an autonomous region, home to a Muslim Uighur community. It has seen a series of terrorist attacks over the past year. In October, a similar attack on Tiananmen Square in the capital Beijing left 5 people dead, for which a number of Uighurs were suspected.

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