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Car bomb attack kills thirty one in western China

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A series of car bomb explosions at a morning market in China's far western city of Urumqi killed thiry-one people and injured ninety four in a terrorist attack that has drawn condemnation from the United States and the United Kingdom, according to the Chinese language World Journal.

Reports said that two jeep vehicles rammed into a morning market in the capital of Xinjiang province early yesterday morning while the perpetrators threw bombs into the crowd, leading to the explosion of one of the vehicles.

All five of the suspects carrying out the car bomb attacks died in the explosion.

Local Xinjiang media reported that the two jeep vehicles were flying flags bearing muslim emblems which would point to the attack as being carried out by the muslim ethnic Uighurs.

The White House and the State Department of the United States both issued statements condemning the terrorist attack.



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