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China warns prominent Internet users over Kunming attack

Published on Mar 7, 2014 2:33 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - Beijing police have told prominent users of the microblogging site Weibo to cease comments deemed hurtful, including suggestions that authorities misled the public with accounts of a deadly train station attack blamed on militants from Xinjiang.

The warning was issued late on Thursday in response to postings offering different interpretations of the attack by knife-weilding assailants in the south-western city of Kunming.

At least 29 people were killed and police shot dead four of the attackers.

China says militants from the far western region of Xinjiang, home to a large Muslim Uighur minority, carried out the attack.

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