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.
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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.
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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.