China blames terrorists for deadly market bombing in restless Xinjiang region

May 22, 2014 12:50 PM

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Thursday's attack was the deadliest so far this year and comes amid a security crackdown in western China where ethnic minority Uighurs bristle under Beijing's rule. 

Ariel Zirulnick is the Monitor's Middle East editor, overseeing regional coverage both for and the weekly magazine. She is also a contributor to the international desk's terrorism and security blog.

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