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China says explosions in volatile Xinjiang region kill 3, injure 2 others
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 10:49 AM EST
Chinese state media say three explosions have shaken an ethnic Uighur town in the northwestern Xinjiang region, killing three people and injuring two others.
Shortly afterward, a suspicious vehicle exploded as it was surrounded by police, killing two people inside.
It said the case is under investigation.
Xinjiang is home to a low-intensity insurgency by ethnic minority Uighurs, who have complained of discrimination and religious suppression by China's majority Han people. The government is cracking down on what it calls terrorism incited by those advocating independence for Uighurs.