China: 21 Dead In Xinjiang Terrorist Clash

21 dead in Xinjiang terrorist clash (Xinhua, April 24, 2013):

URUMQI — A violent clash between suspected terrorists and authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has left 21 people dead, including 15 community workers and police officers and six of the suspects, local authorities said on Wednesday.

The attacks happened around Tuesday noon in a town of Bachu County, Kashgar Prefecture, some 1,200 km southwest of Urumqi, regional capital of Xinjiang.

Three community workers discovered suspicious individuals and knives in the home of a local resident. They then reported the situation to their supervisors via phone, but were seized by the suspects who had been hiding in the house.

Police officers and community officials from the township rushed to the scene, but were attacked and killed by the suspects, who also killed the three community workers they had seized earlier and burned the house.

Other police officers who arrived at the scene shot the suspects and got the situation under control.

Two other people from the authorities were also injured in the clash, and eight terrorist suspects were captured.

An initial investigation has indicated that the suspects are all terrorists who were planning on violent attacks.

Further investigation into the case is under way.

1 thought on “China: 21 Dead In Xinjiang Terrorist Clash

  1. Anyone who argues with the government is called a terrorist or insurgent. China is in deep trouble financially, regardless of their spending. Like all nations, it has used Enron Accounting to show it’s net worth………..they are having an average of 100 uprisings a day from educated unemployed workers who (like here in the USA) cannot find decent jobs. The worldwide slowdown in the purchase of cheap Chinese goods is having an impact. China has relied on it’s exports for growth. The US was a #1 customer until 2008, when Americans stopped buying unnecessary stuff. Then, the Eurozone was #1. Now that the Euro is imploding, China has lost much market share, and the truth is coming out.
    The world economy is imploding, and many thought China might save it. Not going to happen, they are in trouble, too.

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