Urumqi bus bombs


Urumqi bus bombs

Three bombs exploded in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, China at 18h30 February 25, 1997.

The bombs were set on the three buses (line 10, line 44, and line 2). Nine people were killed including at least three children. A further 74 were injured.

Another bomb in the south railway station (the main station in Urumqi) did not explode.

Steel balls, screws, and nails were found in the bombs.

Background

Continuing tensions in Xinjiang have been a source of Terrorism in China. Conflicts over Uyghur cultural aspirations resurfaced during the 1960s. During Ramadan in early February 1997, a police round-up of suspected separatists resulted in large demonstrations.

External reference

* [http://www.nnwb.com/news/2007/0112/gnjj/095652.htm 新疆遭遇的暴力恐怖事件(cn)]
* [http://news.qq.com/a/20070111/001350.htm 新疆曾遭遇暴力恐怖高峰(cn)]


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