Marketplace Bombing Kills 31 in Far Western China

May 22, 2014 7:06 AM

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Marketplace Bombing Kills 31 in Far Western China

Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off explosives on a busy street market in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday, the local officials said, killing 31 people and injuring more than 90.

The attack in the city of Urumqi was the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents that Chinese authorities have blamed on radical separatist Muslim Uighurs. The Xinjiang regional government said in a statement that the early morning attack was "a serious violent terrorist incident of a particularl...

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