#AceWorldNews – BEIJING – April 30 – Three people have been killed and a further 70 injured in an explosion in China’s Xinjiang, in the country’s far west, on Wednesday.
The blast struck a station. Immediate reports from the country only stated that there had been injuries but no deaths.
Xinjiang government spokesman, Luo Fuyong, told Reuters by phone that he was “deeply concerned” about what had happened, but would not offer any comment on suspected causes.
However, state television later mentioned that “attackers” had also used knives as well as detonating the device.
President Xi Jinping recently mentioned plans to fight terrorists shortly after a local visit.
The resource-rich region has been ravaged by violence the government says is caused by Islamist extremists and separatists.
REUTERS – XINHUA NEWS AGENCY