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Blast hits Chinese city in region visited by Xi; 3 reported dead
Blast hits Chinese city in region visited by Xi; 3 reported dead

An explosion rocked a plaza outside a train station in Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang province, on Wednesday in the wake of a four-day inspection tour of the restive northwestern area by President Xi Jinping. The blast at Urumqi’s south railway station about 7 p.m. killed three people and injured 79, state television reported. The broadcaster said assailants attacked people with knives and set off explosions.  The official New China News Agency said police evacuated the area after the explosion and that train service was suspended for two hours before resuming. There was no indication that any assailants had been detained.  The blast came as train...

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