Home > News > World
Sunday May 25, 2014 MYT 8:55:03 PM
Sunday May 25, 2014 MYT 8:56:38 PM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched a nationwide, year-long "anti-terror operation", state media said on Sunday, days after announcing a similar crackdown targeting the troubled Xinjiang region following an attack which killed dozens.
Security forces were ordered to prevent militants moving beyond the region in China's far west, which has a large Muslim Uighur minority and where five suicide bombers struck on Thursday in the Xinjiang capital of Urumqi.
"Police are urged to stop terrorists from striking again and prevent terrorists and religious extremists from spreading from Xinjiang to the rest of the country," said the official Xinhua news agency, citing China's Ministry of Public Security.
A similar campaign was launched in Xinjiang on Friday after the region's deadliest attack in years which state media reported had killed 31 people at a vegetable market.
The attackers ploughed two vehicles into an open market and hurled explosives. Many of the 94 wounded were elderly shoppers, according to witnesses.
China has been grappling with a rise in suicide attacks. A car burst into flames at the edge of Beijing's Tiananmen Square last October, killing five people.
(Reporting by Paul Carsten; editing by David Stamp)
Prolific horror filmmaker Wes Craven dead at 76
Obama invites Pakistan PM Sharif for October visit - adviser Rice
Thai police hunt two bombing suspects after weekend raids
Saudi-led coalition air strike kills 36 Yemeni civilians - residents
Insight - Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north
Five unusual ways to build endurance for a marathon
Martinez doesn't blame Spurs' Dier for Cleverly injury
For rest and relaxation
Different but we are one
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)