Blast at train station in China's Urumqi, some injured

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  1. Sea Eagle

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    Details and information on casualties were not immediately clear in the blast, which shook the station in the regional capital of Urumqi, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
    The Beijing News said more than 50 people were injured.
    A woman working at a convenience store near the train station said she heard a loud explosion shortly after 7 p.m.
    "The whole area now has been cordoned off by police and military police,"said the woman, who spoke by telephone and refused to give her name because of the sensitivity of the issue.
    Ethnic tensions have been simmering for years in Xinjiang, the home of the Muslim Uighur minority group. The area has seen a low-intensity insurgency against majority Han rule.
    During his visit to the region, President Xi urged government officials to maintain social stability, promote growth, improve living standards and strengthen ethnic unity, according to state media reports.
    Beijing accuses the insurgents of inciting animosity, while government critics say restrictive and discriminatory policies have alienated the Uighurs.
    In 2009, a series of riots broke out in Urumqi, killing nearly 200 people, according to official figures.
    InMarch, five knife-wielding men and women believed to be Uighurs slashed at crowds at a railway stationinsouthwestern China, killing 29 people. Beijing has blamed it on secession-seeking terrorists.

    China Media: Blast Shakes Xinjiang Train Station - ABC News
     
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    What I don't understand is why Uighur extremists would even bomb other Uighurs to accomplish their goals.

    Anyhow, if Xi has space in his schedule, he should extend his tour by a day and visit a local hospital or two. A photo-op of him cradling an injured Uighur child and vowing to exterminate separatism would be a great way to harness the power of social media to propagate a desired message.
     
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    Condolences to families also wish everyone is fine.

    But from Fists to Knifes to Bombs. That is a big escalation, enhancement and step-up.
     
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    Care to explain your choice of vocabulary?
     
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    You see !!
    Maoists killing their own people in India, Islamic terrorists killing their own people..

    These guys don't care about anything
     
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    Blasts means they are getting sophisticated. They may be acquiring better capabilities. BTW our neighbor Pakistan is an old Hamd in training terrorists for conducting blasts. Making IEDs, making bombs of ammonium nitrate and even RDX. So far they have not gone nuke. Dread that day and curse yourself for giving them nukes.
     
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    Guess where many of the terror attacks have taken place in India? Trains, train stations. Hall mark of Pak trained fundoos. Knife attack was in a station, now this blast.
     
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    That is why China and India had a joint anti-terrorism training 6 days after Mumbai attacks.

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    Didn't a leader of Uigher movement recently say from his hideout in Waziristan in Pakistan that there will be retribution for Chinese atrocities against Muslims and more attacks are being planned.

    Higher than mountain deeper than ocean friends!!
     
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    The Uighur terrorists want to show their power hence such attacks and their goal is recognition of their status. World respects power and so Uighurs killed by them are just like soldiers martyred for a cause.
     
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    You can fight India man to man,use rats and they will burrow into your own soil. Its time China realized that.
     
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    I imagine they still use semtex?

    Semtex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    The leader might be a Chinese agent.
     
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    China has ensured that rats spread plague in India while just doing some digging in their own home.
     
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    They used RDX against India in the past. But then they had to cover tracks. Ammonium nitrate will ball bearings.

    Last few years they have outsourced everything to an India based terror outfit with little supply from Pak coz we have got better at anti terror. These guys use pipe bombs which are IEDs.

    China will have a challenge at hand if 10s or hundreds of these loonies move in with sophisticated explosives.
     
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    Well its not affective. Plague has been contained. Anyways Indian attitude towards terror and death is so lax that terrorists will die of boredom & not able to achieve anything.

    Recall the mass hysteria that was generated after the knife attack. Now a blast. If Chinese think they are ok propping Pak against India, I will just say I will grab some popcorn and watch the fun with Uighers running riot in China with training from Pak based camps.
     
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    Here I agree.
     
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    This was a tough message send by seperatists to China...
    Xi visits the area, talks tough on terrorism and few hours later a bomb blast in area.

    Shows terrorism in China is not under control...

    RIP to the dead
     

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