Deadly Blast Hits Capital of China’s Xinjiang Region: Xinhua

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An explosion hit a park in the regional capital of China’s western region of Xinjiang on Thursday morning, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Two vehicles without license plates drove through roadside fences and plowed into people at an open air market at Gongyuanbei Street near Renmin Park at 7:50 a.m. and set off explosive devices, killing at least 31 people. More than 90 others were injured.

Flames and heavy smoke were seen and the scene was cordoned off.

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged to severely punish terrorists and spare no efforts in maintaining stability in response to Thursday morning’s fatal explosions in Urumqi.