The start of a three-day holiday in China, but focus for much of country is on news of a bombing and another mass stabbing attack at a train station, killing 3 people and injuring nearly 80.
The incident took place in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, and follows an even more traumatic attack at a train station in the southern city of Kunming where 11 assailants with knives stabbed more than 160 people, leaving 33 dead and more than 130 injured.
Chinese authorities said the previous Kunming attack — sometimes referred to as “China’s 9/11″– was carried out by separatist terrorists from Xinjiang region.
China’s state Xinhua News Agency said the Tuesday incident at Urumuqi’s train station was a “seriously violent terrorist attack,” with the assailants stabbing holiday travelers and then detonating the explosion device. The state media didn’t elaborate on who might be responsible.
The incident drew anger on China’s social media, as well as comments of concern about the safety of traveling during this week’s Worker’s Day holiday period.
Ironical is it not, that the chinese authorities spend more time and resources harassing the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans rather than chasing these terrorists.One is a peaceful in its pursuit, and other openly violent.