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China's state-run news agency says at least 31 people have been killed and more than 90 wounded in an early morning attack on a busy street market in the capital of the country's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.

The official Xinhua News Agency says the assailants plowed through crowds of shoppers in off-road vehicles and threw explosives out the window before crashing head-on.

It's the bloodiest in a series of violent incidents blamed on radical separatist Muslims in China. NPR's Frank Langfitt is in Shanghai and joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson with details.


This segment aired on May 22, 2014.