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Live: 39 dead, 94 injured in Urumqi terrorist bombing

( Updated: 2014-05-22 09:10

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Xinjiang starts one-year crackdown on violent terrorist activities.

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Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, has tightened security checks at entry ports to curb weapons smuggling, the city's customs authorities told Xinhua on Friday.

According to the Urumqi Customs, security checks have been stepped up for individuals, luggage, transport facilities and postal deliveries at land border crossings.

Xue Jinlou, head of customs, said they will destroy trafficking networks and eliminate weapons smuggling risk in the region.

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Vehicles are prohibited to park within 100 meters around schools in Urumqi, reported, citing the local public security bureau. Police will also enforce security near campus to protect primary and middle school students.

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Live: 39 dead, 94 injured in Urumqi terrorist bombing

Witnesses: 'They target elderly, don't they have parents?'

Five suspects among those killed in Xinjiang bombing

Five suspects "blew themselves up" in an attack on an open market in China's troubled Xinjiang region which killed 31 people on Thursday, state media said on Friday.

Authorities are investigating whether the suspects had accomplices.

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President Xi Jinping has pledged to severely punish terrorists and spare no efforts in maintaining stability after attack at an open air market in the capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region left 31 dead and more than 90 injured.

Premier Li Keqiang, meanwhile, called on authorities to step up safety measures and eliminate weak points in public security, to protect people's lives and properties.

9:00 am Friday

Editorial: Unite in anti-terror fight

The second terrorist attack in less than a month in the capital of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region points to the severity and complexity of China's anti-terror fight.

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UN chief slams deadly attack in NW China

Things you need to know about China's anti-terror effort

School announces anti-terror major

A new anti-terrorism major will be offered at a Chinese university to meet increasing demand for the expertise and strengthen the prevention of terror attacks

Intl actions urged in anti-terror fight

"The changing international environment was an important factor that led to China's worsening terror threats in such a short period," Zhang Jiadong with Fudan University said in the flagship newspaper of the Communist Party of China

Xi calls for anti-terror tools in Xinjiang

Xinjiang is on the front line in fight to protect public security

Temple launches first anti-terror team

The famous Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou, the capital of the East China's Zhejiang Province, has organized an anti-terror contingent, the first among Chinese temples, to ward off possible terrorism attacks.

Attack prompts anti-terrorism legislation

Legislators and political advisors have proposed improving law to curb terrorism following a terrorist attack that killed 29 and injured 143.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday condemned an attack on a market in northwest China, which has left at least 31 dead and 94 others injured, saying that "there is no justification for the killing of civilians."

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Terror fight 'must be intensified'

The latest attack in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region highlights the need to intensify the fight against the growing threat of terrorism at multiple levels, according to security analysts and experts.

Ma Pinyan, a senior anti-terrorism researcher, said there had been a growing number of attacks and there was also the possibility that more people had become terrorists despite a crackdown on extremist activities in recent years.

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Britain condemns terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang

British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which left at least 31 dead and 94 injured Thursday morning.

"The UK strongly condemns violence in all circumstances, and we stand firmly with the Chinese people at this time," Hague said in a statement.

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US condemns terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang

The United States condemns the " horrific" terrorist attack in Urumqi, capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the White House said Thursday.

"This is a despicable and outrageous act of violence against innocent civilians, and the United States resolutely opposes all forms of terrorism," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement.

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China's police chief calls for severe punishment on Xinjiang terrorist attackers

China's minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun on Thursday called for doing utmost to treat the injured people in Xinjiang terrorist attack, and severely punishing those terrorists.

Guo, also a state councilor and leader of the national anti-terrorism leadership group, went to Urumqi immediately after the deadly attack.

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