China launches terrorism crackdown after Xinjiang region attack


May 23, 2014 — Updated 1603 GMT (0003 HKT) Hong Kong (CNN) — China has launched a terrorism crackdown one day after a series of explosions in an open-air market killed dozens in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang, the country’s state news agency, Xinhua said Friday. Without any details, the report said authorities had undertaken a “one-year crackdown on violent terrorist activities” in the volatile region after blasts in the heavily policed city of Urumqi killed at least 31 people and wounded more than 90, according to state media. In Urumqi, authorities tightened security checks at entry ports in an attempt to curb weapons smuggling, including inspections of individuals, luggage,…

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