Updated: 05/01/2014 02:19 | By Agence France-Presse

'Three die in attack on station in China's Xinjiang'

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


'Three die in attack on station in China's Xinjiang'

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

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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