Five suspects among those killed in China's Xinjiang bombing: State media

Residents gather to watch as police seal off the site where attackers ploughed two vehicles into a market and threw explosives, killing at least 31 people, in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang region on May 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Residents gather to watch as police seal off the site where attackers ploughed two vehicles into a market and threw explosives, killing at least 31 people, in Urumqi in northwest China's Xinjiang region on May 22, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Five suspects "blew themselves up" in an attack on an open market in China's troubled Xinjiang region which killed 31 people on Thursday, state media said on Friday.

Authorities are investigating whether the suspects had accomplices, the Global Times newspaper said.