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In this Friday, May 23 photo, paramilitary policemen
on their armoured vehicles parade on a street in
Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang.
Authorities yesterday announced the first arrest in a
bombing in China's Muslim northwest and said they
were launching a yearlong anti-terrorism crackdown.
AP PHOTO/KYODO NEWS
URUMQI, China---Saying terrorists will be "hunted
down and punished," authorities launched a security
crackdown yesterday in China s Muslim northwest,
site of a deadly bombing that has the central gov-
ernment in far-off Beijing bracing against violence
that some say heralds a rise of organised extremism
in the region.
Thursday s bombing at a morning street market
selling vegetables and other produce in Urumqi, capital
of the Xinjiang region, killed at least 43 people and
left the region s ethnic Chinese on edge.
"We don t know why there have been explosions,
but we are definitely worried about personal safety,"
said Luo Guiyou, a member of China s Han ethnic
majority who manages an auto parts store.
Police announced names of five people blamed for
the attack and said they were part of a "terrorist gang."
Based on their names, all appeared to be Uighurs, the
region s most populous Muslim minority. Police said
that four of the assailants were killed in the bombing
and that the fifth was captured Thursday night.
An anti-terrorism campaign with Xinjiang "as the
major battlefield" will target religious extremist groups,
underground gun workshops and "terrorist training
camps," the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Beijing blames unrest on extremists with foreign
ties, but Uighur activists say tensions are fueled by
an influx of migrants from China s dominant Han
ethnic group and discriminatory government policies.
Thursday s bombing has raised questions about
whether Beijing s tightening grip might be feeding
The influx of ethnic Han Chinese has left Uighurs
(pronounced WEE- gurs) feeling marginalised in their
homeland and excluded from decision-making. Beijing
has responded with an overwhelming security presence
and additional restrictions on the ability of Uighurs
to travel, as well as on their culture and religious prac-
tices. Recent attacks show increased audaciousness
and deliberateness. They are aimed at the public
instead of police and government targets. But their
planning and weapons still are relatively simple, sug-
gesting a lack of foreign support. "The violence is an
indication that people are willing to take
more drastic measures to express their oppo-
sition," said David Brophy, a Xinjiang historian
at the University of Sydney. A heavy-handed
response might backfire by inciting sympathy
from Central Asian radicals about "the plight
of Muslims in Xinjiang," said Ahmed AS
Hashim, a terrorism expert at Singapore s
Nanyang Technical University.
"In fact, groups like al-Qaeda and others
are now beginning to think that China could
be a new oppressor of the Muslim world,"
he said. In Beijing, police announced that
they were canceling vacations for officers
and would step up patrols at train stations,
schools, hospitals and markets. Thursday s
violence was the deadliest single attack in
Xinjiang s recent history, and the latest of
several that have targeted civilians in contrast
to a past pattern of targeting police and offi-
It was the highest death toll since several
days of rioting in Urumqi in 2009 between
Uighurs and members of China s dominant
Han ethnic group left nearly 200 people
On Saturday, paramilitary police with rifles
stood every 20 metres along the streets
around where the bombing took place. The
street where the market was located was
closed to vehicle traffic.
The family of one victim, Lu Xiangwang,
a 58-year-old driving teacher, said they were
waiting to receive his body.
In his parents apartment near the market,
Lu s mother sat sobbing on a couch, sur-
rounded by relatives. A neighbour, Ji Jinzhu,
said Lu spent the night before the attack at
the apartment to look after his ill father.
"He was hit by an explosive just moments
after he stepped outside this residential com-
pound into the street," Ji said. "The father
is feeling very guilty because had it not been
for his illness, his son would not have had
to come to take care of him." (AP)
China launches anti-terror drive after bombing
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