Published On: Sun, Mar 2nd, 2014

Butchering at China’s Kunming Railway Station blamed on Xinjiang separatists, Chinese president Xi Jinping vows punishment for the terrorists

The death toll at China’s Kunming Railway Station knife-wielding terror attack has resulted in 33 deaths to date (28 civilians and 5 terrorists) and scores injured as of Sunday morning, according to Chinese news source Xinhua today.

Scene from frenzied massacre in China's Kunming Railway Station Image/Video Screen Shot

Scene from frenzied massacre in China’s Kunming Railway Station
Image/Video Screen Shot

The attack Saturday in China, believed to be orchestrated by 10 Xinjiang separatists, left a gory scene at the train terminal with photos and video showing bodies, pools of blood and abandoned luggage scattered across the terminal floor in the wake of what authorities termed an ‘organised, premeditated, violent terrorist attack’. One report puts the injured at 143.

Witnesses described assailants dressed in black charging through station, slashing indiscriminately with large knives and machetes.

Currently the investigation to the case is underway. Injured people have been rushed to hospital for emergency treatment. And according to Kunming railway bureau, train departures have not been affected.

The Daily Mail reports the Chinese authorities have blamed the attack on militants from the remote far western region of Xinjiang, which is home to tensions between the government and Muslim separatists.

The Xinjiang region borders Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and the Chinese government has blamed several attacks on militants there.

The region is home to a large Muslim Uighur minority who are angry at the treatment of their beliefs by the authorities.

 Chinese president Xi Jinping has urged the law enforcement to investigate and solve the case of Kunming terrorist attack with all-out efforts and punish the terrorists in accordance with the law.

Xi stressed the careful rescue and treatment of injured civilians and proper handling of the dead.

He ordered relevant parties to firmly suppress terrorists’ rampant momentum, be fully aware of the grave and complex anti-terrorism situation and strengthen bottomline thinking.


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