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    May 02, 2014

    China bombing: 2 attackers among 3 killed


    TWO of the assailants who carried out a bombing in western China on Wednesday were among three people killed during the incident, state media said yesterday.

    The attack, which left 79 wounded, has raised concerns because of its apparent sophistication and daring.

    The People's Daily, the official newspaper of the ruling Chinese Communist Party, said on its microblog that "two mobsters set off bombs on their bodies and died", although the report did not call the attack a suicide bombing.

    The other person who died was a bystander, the paper said.

    The bomb attack in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang region, was the first in 17 years, and might have been timed to coincide with a visit to the largely Muslim area by President Xi Jinping.