Blasts kill dozens at market in China's restive Xinjiang region

May 22, 2014 8:00 AM

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Hong Kong (CNN) -- A series of explosions struck a market Thursday in the capital of the volatile western Chinese region of Xinjiang, killing 31 people and wounding more than 90 others, state media reported.

China's Ministry of Public Security said the attack was "a serious violent terrorist incident" and vowed to crack down on its perpetrators. President Xi Jinping called for the terrorists behind it to be "severely" punished.

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