Attack at Chinese market kills 31

2 SUVs plowed into crowd while occupants threw bombs

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 3:58 a.m.

Armed policemen stand guard near the site of an explosion in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang region, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Assailants in two SUVs plowed through shoppers while setting off explosives on a busy street market in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang on Thursday, the local officials said, killing over two dozen people and injuring more than 90. The attack in the city of Urumqi was the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents that Chinese authorities have blamed on radical separatists from the country's Muslim Uighur minority. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

URUMQI, China -- Attackers hurled bombs from two sport utility vehicles that plowed through shoppers at a busy street market in China's volatile northwestern Xinjiang region Thursday, killing 31 people and wounding more than 90.

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