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Chinese state run news agency Xinhua has said 31 people have died and more than 90 injured after explosions at an open air market in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
The report quoted eyewitness accounts as saying there could be up to a dozen blasts in the crowded area and that two vehicles rammed into a crowd of people throwing explosives at them.
A train station attack and bombing last month had shattered the peace in the western city of Urumqi, killing three and injuring seventy nine people.
Xinjiang, resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia, has been beset by violence for years.
TBP and Agencies