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Explosion at Xining airport in China's northwest

An explosion has occurred in the car park of Xining's main airport in China's northwestern province of Qinghai.

BEIJING: An explosion has occurred in the car park of Xining's main airport in China's northwestern province of Qinghai. There have been no immediate reports of casualties.

A Chinese newspaper reported the explosion had occurred at 1:45 pm at the Caojiapu airport car park -- and that the explosives were placed in a rubbish bin. Authorities swiftly moved in to seal off the area and investigations are underway. Chinese authorities have stepped up security in airports and train stations following a series of violent attacks blamed on Uighur separatists in recent months.

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