Updated: 05/01/2014 01:45 | By Agence France-Presse

'China station blast kills three, wounds 79'

Three people were killed and 79 others injured late Wednesday in an explosion at a railway station in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region, state media reported.


'China station blast kills three, wounds 79'

Chinese paramilitary police ride in armoured vehicles in Urumqi on June 29, 2013 - by Mark Ralston

The explosion, which state news agency Xinhua called a "violent terrorist attack", came on the same day that President Xi Jinping ended a visit to the restive region.

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