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Chinese men examine damaged sign boards near the site of Wednesday's explosion outside the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping has demanded "decisive actions" against terrorism following an attack at the railway station in the far-west minority region of Xinjiang that left three people dead and 79 injured. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Terror attack at train station in Urumqi, China

Yahoo News

Chinese authorities said Thursday that two religious extremists carried out a terror attack at a train station in far-western Xinjiang region by detonating explosives, in an apparent suicide bombing that also killed one other person and wounded 79.

The strike late Wednesday in Urumqi was the third high-profile attack in seven months blamed on Xinjiang extremists that targeted civilians. These attacks, two of them outside the region, have marked a departure from a previous pattern of primarily targeting local authorities in a long-simmering insurgency. (AP)

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