China Xinjiang blast killed 31 people, around 90 injured

A blast in the capital of China`s western region of Xinjiang killed 31 people, with around 90 others injured, state broadcaster China Central Television reported on Thursday.

Reuters| Updated: May 22, 2014, 12:09 PM IST

Beijing: A blast in the capital of China`s western region of Xinjiang killed 31 people, with around 90 others injured, state broadcaster China Central Television reported on Thursday.

The blast took place when two vehicles rammed into a crowd at a morning market in Urumqi. Explosives were hurled from the vehicles and one of the vehicles exploded.

China`s domestic security chief has labelled the incident an act of violent terrorism. China has blamed a string of violent attacks in recent months on militant separatists from Xinjiang.