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Militant Islamist group backs China station attack

A militant Islamist group has voiced support for a mass stabbing at a Chinese railway station that killed 29 people, the US-based SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors extremist organisations, said Tuesday. The Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) released a video online about the March 1 attack at Kunming railway station in the southwestern province of Yunnan. It described the assault as an "expensive offer" to Beijing to reconsider its "cruel" policies in Xinjiang, the far western Chinese region home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority, SITE said.

Machete attack may signal wider China troubles

A brazen and bloody machete attack at a Chinese railway station could herald an ominous change in the violence Beijing blames on separatists from Xinjiang, analysts say, threatening more incidents far beyond the restive region. Until now, disturbances have largely been confined to Xinjiang, a vast resource-rich area in far western China, and focused on symbols of the Chinese state, such as police. But the scale, location, nature and timing of the Kunming mayhem potentially points to a change in mindset with the overt targeting of civilians -- whoever was behind it.

Chinese Internet users slam US response to 'China's 9/11'

Chinese Internet users on Monday accused the US of double standards after Washington condemned a deadly knife attack in southwest China but refrained from calling it a terrorist incident. The US embassy in China said on social media that it condemned the "terrible and senseless act of violence in Kunming" and expressed condolences to those affected in what it said was a "tragedy". The attack on Saturday night saw masked assailants stab civilians at a train station, killing 29 and wounding more than 130.

Terrorist attack leaves 34 dead on eve of annual Chinese political meeting

Beijing, Mar 2 (EFE).- At least 34 people died and 140 were wounded in what authorities here are calling a "terrorist attack committed by separatist forces of (the northwestern province of) Xinjiang" at a train station in southern China, just before a key annual political meeting in Beijing. Among the dead are 29 civilians killed by the attackers and five supposed terrorists themselves who were gunned down by police in Kunming, the capital of the southern province of Yunnan.

China vows to punish deadly station rampage, blames separatists

China Sunday promised tough punishment for knife-wielding attackers who killed 29 people in an unprecedented train station rampage, blaming separatists from Xinjiang, as witnesses described a city in shock. Victims spoke of black-clad attackers slashing indiscriminately as people queued to buy tickets late Saturday at Kunming station, in an incident that lasted about half an hour. More than 130 were wounded in the attack in the city in the southwestern province of Yunnan, prompting shock and outrage nationwide. Buses and taxis ferried people to hospital.

China calls mass killing at rail station "terrorist" attack

China on Sunday called an attack at a railway station in the southwestern city of Kunming, leaving at least 33 people dead and more than 140 injured, a "terrorist attack" by militants from the restive far-western region of Xinjiang. The attack by more than 10 knife-wielding suspects at the rail station on Saturday night is the most violent incident to have taken place in a major Chinese city since Xi Jinping assumed leadership of the country's Communist Party in November 2012.

Witnesses recall fear, chaos after China train station attack

By Maxim Duncan and James Pomfret KUNMING, China (Reuters) - Witnesses to chilling violence at a Chinese train station placed under heavy security on Sunday recalled moments of fear and chaos after at least 29 people were killed in what authorities called a terrorist attack by Xinjiang militants. Officials said a group of knife-wielding "terrorists" from the restive Xinjiang region launched a premeditated attack at the Kunming Railway Station in China's southwest on Saturday night. More than 130 people were wounded.

11 dead in 'terrorist attack' in China's Xinjiang

A total of 11 people died in an "attack" in China's Xinjiang region on Friday, with eight "terrorists" shot dead by police and three blowing themselves up, having injured four people, authorities said. The incident in Aksu prefecture is the latest violence in the restive region home to mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs. "Eight terrorists were killed by police and three by their own suicide bomb during a terrorist attack Friday afternoon," the Xinhua official news agency said, citing police.

15 dead in 'terrorist attack' in China's Xinjiang

A total of 15 people died in an "attack" in China's Xinjiang region on Friday, with eight "terrorists" shot dead by police and three blowing themselves up, having killed four people, authorities said. The incident in Aksu prefecture is the latest violence in the restive region home to mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs. "Eight terrorists were killed by police and three by their own suicide bomb during a terrorist attack Friday afternoon," the Xinhua official news agency said, citing police.

15 dead in 'terrorist attack' in China's Xinjiang

A total of 15 people died in an "attack" in China's Xinjiang region on Friday, with eight "terrorists" shot dead by police and three blowing themselves up, having killed four people, authorities said. The incident in Aksu prefecture is the latest violence in the restive region home to mostly Muslim ethnic Uighurs. "Eight terrorists were killed by police and three by their own suicide bomb during a terrorist attack Friday afternoon," the Xinhua official news agency said, citing police.
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