Three die in China station attack

2014-04-30 20:20
A train technician climbs onto a CRH high-speed train at Beijing South Station in Beijing. (Alexander F Yuan, AP)

A train technician climbs onto a CRH high-speed train at Beijing South Station in Beijing. (Alexander F Yuan, AP)

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Beijing - Three people were killed and 79 others injured in an attack on a railway station in China's Xinjiang region late on Wednesday, state media said.

China's official news agency Xinhua said attackers slashed people with knives and set off explosives at the south railway station in Xinjiang's capital Urumqi, calling it called a "violent terrorist attack".

The attack came on the same day that President Xi Jinping ended a visit to the restive region in China's far west that is home to the country's mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

Four people were seriously injured but were "in a stable condition" after being sent to hospital for treatment, Xinhua reported, citing local Communist Party officials.

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