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    Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region

    Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region - CNN.com

    A series of explosions tore through an open-air market in the capital of the volatile western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing dozens of people and wounding many more, state media reported.China's Ministry of Public Security said the attack in the heavily policed city of Urumqi was "a serious violent terrorist incident" and vowed to crack down on its perpetrators. President Xi Jinping called for the terrorists behind it to be "severely" punished.

    Two SUVs slammed into shoppers gathered at the market in Urumqi at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, and explosives were flung out of the vehicles, China's official news agency Xinhua said.

    The vehicles then exploded, according to Xinhua, which said at least 31 people were killed and more than 90 wounded.


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    Some of the photos circulating on social media suggested a hellish scene, with bodies strewn on the ground amid burning wreckage. Others showed flames and smoke billowing out of the end of a tree-lined street guarded by police officers.
    This terrorist attack on innocent civilians, which happened yesterday, was a mass-murder-cum-suicide mission in which 31 civilians were killed and 90 wounded. China has been plagued by a series of terror attack from the islamic terrorists. A previous terror event took place in Xinjiang at the Kunming Railway Station on Mar 2 of this year where 29 civilians were killed and 10 wounded:

    Witnesses recall fear, chaos after China train station attack | Reuters

    Then there was this terror attack on the police station which also occurred in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous region on Jun 26, 2013 in which 24 people were killed and 21 injured:

    http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2...t_16740253.htm

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    Re: Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region

    Anyone up to use nuclear bombs for devestation again? The last time they were ever used was in Japan, but I'd say this is good enough reason. Otherwise the kills will gradually pile up in the terrorist's favor and they'll see us doing nothing and acting like a bunch of dumb****s trying to give them democracy.
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    Re: Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region

    I haven't seen any group take responsibility, but I can think of the usual suspect-the religion of pieces.

    Terrorism in China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region

    Update: 43 death. Five terrorists of Uygur sounding names involved in which four were killed in the suicide bombing attack and one was captured Thursday night.

    China launches anti-terror drive after bombing

    Police announced names of five people blamed for the attack and said they were part of a "terrorist gang." Based on their names, all appeared to be Uighurs, the region's most populous Muslim minority. Police said four were killed in the bombing and the fifth captured Thursday night.

    An anti-terrorism campaign with Xinjiang "as the major battlefield" will target religious extremist groups, underground gun workshops and "terrorist training camps," the official Xinhua News Agency said. "Terrorists and extremists will be hunted down and punished."

    Beijing blames unrest on extremists with foreign ties, but Uighur activists say tensions are fueled by an influx of migrants from China's dominant Han ethnic group and discriminatory government policies.

    "The violence is an indication that people are willing to take more drastic measures to express their opposition," said David Brophy, a Xinjiang historian at the University of Sydney.

    A heavy-handed response might backfire by inciting sympathy from Central Asian radicals about "the plight of Muslims in Xinjiang," said Ahmed A.S. Hashim, a terrorism expert at Singapore's Nanyang Technical University.

    "In fact, groups like al-Qaida and others are now beginning to think that China could be a new oppressor of the Muslim world," he said.
    Let the al-qaida and others of the islamic irks think whatever they want to think. I think by now civilized people of the world is getting tired of hearing daily about islamic terrorists running bloody havoc all over the world killing innocent civilians going about their business of daily living. I don't think China is going to care what the islamic terror groups are thinking. China should ban islam as a fascist ideology in the first place.

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    Re: Terrorist attack kills dozens in China's tense Xinjiang region

    Quote Originally Posted by Luftwaffe View Post
    Anyone up to use nuclear bombs for devestation again? The last time they were ever used was in Japan, but I'd say this is good enough reason. Otherwise the kills will gradually pile up in the terrorist's favor and they'll see us doing nothing and acting like a bunch of dumb****s trying to give them democracy.
    We should civilize them with heavy infantry weapons; "civilize'em with a Krag", as the song goes.
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