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Paramilitary policemen with shields and batons patrol near the People's Square in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, Friday, May 23, 2014. A day after the attack in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, survivors told of their terror during the attack and said they no longer feel insulated from a long-simmering insurgency against Chinese rule, which has struck their city twice in recent weeks. While the perpetrators haven't been named, Chinese authorities have blamed recent attacks on radical separatists from the country's Muslim Uighur minority. (Andy Wong/AP)
Paramilitary policemen with shields and batons patrol near the People's Square in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, Friday, May 23, 2014. A day after the attack in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, survivors told of their terror during the attack and said they no longer feel insulated from a long-simmering insurgency against Chinese rule, which has struck their city twice in recent weeks. While the perpetrators haven't been named, Chinese authorities have blamed recent attacks on radical separatists from the country's Muslim Uighur minority. (Andy Wong/AP)

China vows year-long crackdown in Xinjiang in wake of bombings Add to ...

China’s Xinjiang region has started a “one-year crackdown” on “violent terrorist activities,” the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, providing no further details.

The troubled Xinjiang region in western China, home to a large Muslim Uihgur minority, was the scene of China’s biggest attack in years on Thursday, when explosives hurled from two vehicles in an open market killed 31 people.

Reuters May. 23 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

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China called the attack in the regional capital of Urumqi a “serious violent terrorist incident,” and domestic security chief Meng Jianzhu vowed to strengthen a crackdown on the “arrogance of terrorists.” Ninety-four people were wounded.

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Reuters May. 23 2014, 10:24 AM EDT

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