Train Station Terror Attack Highlights China's Ethnic Tensions

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Details on who carried out the horrendous knife attack on March 1 that killed 29 people and injured more than 130 in a train station in southwestern China are still emerging. Officials say it was perpetrated by a team of more than 10 separatists from China’s far-western Muslim region of Xinjiang, five of whom were killed by security forces, with four more suspects arrested Monday. Meanwhile, China’s President Xi Jinping has ordered a crackdown on “violent terrorist activities.”

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