Bomb Blast Rocks Train Station Hours After China’s “Fists & Daggers… Strike-First” Warning To Terrorists
by Tyler Durden
Police are the “fists and daggers” in the fight against terrorism and will “strike first”, China’s President Xi Jinping said on a trip to the western Xinjiang region where authorities say members of a Muslim minority are waging a violent separatist campaign. As Reuters reports, this is the same region that sufferred the knife-wielding terrorist attack in the city of Kunming that killed 29 people and injured 140. However, his warning seems to have sparked further action – though not confirmed as a terrorist attack – as a blast occurred at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang region. Details about the blast and casualties are sketchy but local reports suggest up to 50 injured.