China vows to crush Islamic militancy

Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday vowed to deliver a “crushing blow” to Islamic militants in the troubled Xinjiang province after the deadly attack in Urumqi that killed three people and injured 79 others which police said was carried out by two suspected suicide bombers, according to PTI.

Providing the first detailed account of the attack at the Urumqi railway station in which the militants first slashed people and later blew up the place with explosives, Chinese police said the two suspects along with a civilian were killed in the incident and 79 others were injured. Wednesday’s attack came two months after a group of militants from Xinjiang, stated to be members of the banned East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) carried out knife attacks at a railway station in Kunming in which 33 people were killed and 143 injured.