Violent attack in China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang

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Ethnic Uighurs prepare for their Friday prayer outside a mosque in Urumqi, China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, Friday, May 23, 2014. A day after the attack in Xinjiang's capital of Urumqi, survivors told of their terror during the attack and said they no longer feel insulated from a long-simmering insurgency against Chinese rule, which has struck their city twice in recent weeks. While the perpetrators haven't been named, Chinese authorities have blamed recent attacks on radical separatists from the country's Muslim Uighur minority. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Authorities on Saturday announced the first arrest in a bombing that killed at least 43 people in China's Muslim northwest and said they were launching a yearlong anti-terrorism crackdown.

Police announced names of five people blamed for Thursday's attack in a vegetable market in the city of Urumqi, and accused them of forming a "terrorist gang" at the end of 2013, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Four of the suspects were killed and the fifth was captured Thursday night in an area about 250 kilometers (150 miles) south of Urumqi, Xinhua said. (AP)

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