China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang: Xinhu

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    Link: China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang: Xinhua | Reuters

    (Reuters) - Chinese police have identified five suspects who carried out a suicide bombing in the deadliest attack in the country's restive Xinjiang region in years, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

    The report said 39 people were killed from the bombing on Thursday morning at a vegetable market in Urumqi in far western China, home to a large Muslim Uighur minority.

    Police have identified the suspects as Nurahmat Ablipiz, Memet Memtimin, Raghimjan Memet, Memtimin Mahmat and Ablet Abdukadir, Xinhua said late on Friday. They all appear to be Uighur, judging by their names.

    The five, influenced by religious extremism, took part in illegal religious activities, watched and listened to terrorist violence video and audio materials, the report said citing the police.

    Thursday's bombing was the second suicide attack in the capital in just over three weeks. A bomb and knife attack at an Urumqi train station in April killed a bystander and wounded 79.

    China has launched a one-year crackdown to hunt down and punish terrorists in Xinjiang to "focus on terrorists and religious extremist groups, gun and explosive manufacturing dens and terrorist training camps, state media reported on Friday.

    The government had already launched a campaign to strike hard against terrorism in Xinjiang, blaming Islamists and separatists for the worsening violence in the resource-rich western region bordering central Asia. At least 180 people have been killed in attacks across China over the past year.

    Exiles and rights groups say the real cause of the unrest in Xinjiang is China's heavy-handed policies, including curbs on Islam and the culture of Uighurs, Muslims who speak a Turkic language.

    The Uighurs have long complained of official discrimination in favor of the Han people, China's majority ethnic group.

    The five suspects of Thursday's bombing formed a five-member terrorist gang at the end of 2013 and made explosive devices and chose the target for their attack, Xinhua said.

    The attackers ploughed two vehicles into an open market in Urumqi and hurled explosives. Many of the 94 wounded were elderly shoppers, according to witnesses.

    Four of the suspects died in the bomb attack and the other was captured by police on Thursday night, according to Xinhua.

    No group has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    China must check if they had been to Pakistan or in contact with some.

    That will stem the speculation of the Pakistani connection.
     
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    Re: China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang: X

    China's leaders have enthusiastically offered a justification for the repression of Uighurs that is not available to them in the case of Tibet. For while most Tibetans are Buddhists, Uighurs are overwhelmingly Muslim. So the Beijing regime presents its campaign against the Uighur people's peaceful struggle for self-rule as part of the global battle against Islamists.

    The hypocrisy on display here is astonishing. China, after all, has consistently supported radical, anti-Indian and pro pakistan currents when it all came back and bite their asss , if Chinese believe and support what Pakistan are doing is legit then in the same sense the work of Ughur is legit and rightful in the same sence

    Just saying :p
     
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    Chinese believe in Sincisation.

    All non Han have been made into Han by a variety of ways to wipe out their roots.

    What they are doing is just applying the historical Hanisation of the people who are not Han by any stretch of imagination, the same way they did to the Baiyue.

    Only thing is that we live in a modern age and cultural genocide is exposed.
     
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    Re: China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang: X

    Looks like Packland is going to do to china what it has been doing to the usa all these years
    as now espoused by people like Sen Dana Roarbacher - who has accused Packland
    of accepting usa aid and using it to point weapons back at usa soldiers in both Afghanistan and Packland itself

    China will soon learn as the usa has already done, about what it really means to have an alliance with Packland.
     
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    Re: China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang: X

    Was this suspect anyway connected to Pakistan.

    Did he trained in Afghan - Pakistan's badlands.
     
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    Re: China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang: X

    I thought we were still trying to link the previous two attacks and the MH370 to Pakistan.

    Now this?

    Work harder people!
     
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    Isn't it wonderful to be considered a global leader in all activities related to terrorism?
     
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    Re: China identifies suspects of suicide bombing attack in Xinjiang: X

    "influenced by religious extremism" - which religion?
    "took part in illegal religious activities" - what might those activities have been?
    "watched and listened to terrorist violence video and audio materials" - source of those materials? the internet or elsewhere
     

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