China urges terrorists to surrender

BEIJING — Authorities called Sunday for anyone involved in terrorist activities in China’s restive northwest to turn themselves in and promised leniency following a deadly bombing.

The announcement followed a security crackdown launched over the weekend in response to Thursday’s attack at a street market that killed at least 43 people.


The official Xinhua News Agency said an antiterrorism campaign in the northwest Xinjiang region will target religious extremist groups, underground gun workshops, and ‘‘terrorist training camps.’’ The report added that ‘‘terrorists and extremists will be hunted down and punished.’’

Police have revealed the names of five people blamed for the attack and said they were part of a ‘‘terrorist gang.’’

Associated Press

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