27 killed in violence in China's Xinjiang.

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    26 June 2013 Last updated at 06:26 GMT
    Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'.


    Riots have killed 27 people in China's restive far western region of Xinjiang, Chinese state media report.

    The incident happened in Turban prefecture early on Wednesday.

    Police opened fire after a mob armed with knives attacked police stations and a local government building, Xinhua news agency quoted officials as saying.

    There are sporadic outbreaks of violence in Xinjiang, where there are rumbling ethnic tensions between Muslim Uighur and Han Chinese communities.

    Confirming reports from the region is difficult because information is tightly controlled.

    The incident happened in Turban's remote township of Lukqun, around 200km (120 miles) south-east of the region's capital, Urumqi.

    The Xinhua news agency report, citing local officials, said rioters stabbed people and set police cars alight.


    Uighurs are ethnically Turkic Muslims.They make up about 45% of the region's population; 40% are Han Chinese.China re-established control in 1949 after crushing short-lived state of East Turkestan.Since then, large-scale immigration of Han Chinese.Uighurs fear erosion of traditional culture

    Seventeen people, including nine security personnel and eight civilians, were killed before police shot dead 10 of the rioters, it said.

    At least three others were injured and were being treated in hospital, it added.

    The Xinhua report did not provide any information on the ethnicity of those involved in the riot or on what sparked it.

    In 2009 almost 200 people - mostly Han Chinese - were killed after deadly rioting erupted in Urumqi between the Han Chinese and Uighur communities.

    In April an incident in the city of Kashgar left 21 people dead.

    The government said the violence began when "terrorists" were discovered in a building by officials searching for weapons.

    But local people told the BBC that the violence involved a local family who had a long-standing dispute with officials who had been pressuring the men to shave off their beards and the women to take off their veils.

    Uighurs make up about 45% of Xinjiang's population, but say an influx of Han Chinese residents has marginalised their traditional culture.

    Beijing authorities often blame violent incidents in Xinjiang on Uighur extremists seeking autonomy for the region. Uighur activists, meanwhile, accuse Beijing of over-exaggerating the threat to justify heavy-handed rule.

    BBC News - Violence in China's Xinjiang 'kills 27'
     
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    Chinese way of dealing with Muslims and separatist movements.
     
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    9 Soldiers are among the dead.
     
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    Riots in China’s Xinjiang region kill at least 27

    Riots in China’s ethnically divided Xinjiang have left at least 27 dead in the latest outbreak of violence in the troubled western region, according to state media which said police opened fire on “knife-wielding mobs”.

    Police opened fire on mobs attacking a police station and a local government building, Xinhua news agency said, citing local officials.

    “Seventeen people had been killed... before police opened fire and shot dead 10 rioters,” it said.

    Others were injured and were rushed to a local hospital, the report said.


    Map of Lukeqin Township in Xinjiang

    The clashes occurred in an area about 100 kilometres (60 miles) from the desert city of Turpan and about 280 kilometres from the regional capital Urumqi.

    Xinjiang, a region about twice the size of Turkey, is home to around nine million members of the mostly Muslim Uygur ethnic minority, many of whom complain of religious and cultural repression by Chinese authorities. The region is regularly hit by unrest.

    China reported that 21 people died in clashes between police and locals in the region in April.

    Chinese authorities have blamed recent clashes on “terrorists,” and recently jailed nine people in the region for “religious extremism.”

    http://m.scmp.com/news/china/article/1269328/riots-chinas-xinjiang-region-kill-least-27
     
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    Re: Riots in China’s Xinjiang region kill at least 27

    These Uighurs are real dangerous.

    Rather unfortunate that they are knifing the poor Hans.

    It is awfully difficult to know a knifer or even catch that person in a crowd or mob since the weapon cannot be seen.

    The Han Chinese are indeed up a dangerous and stealthy xxxxcreek.

    The Chinese Govt should increase the allowance for Hans out there as 'uncongenital safety allowance' or something like that.
     
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    Excellent news. Good going pakis
     
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    This is a pic alleged to be the crime scene, but un-verified yet

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    Re: Riots in China’s Xinjiang region kill at least 27

    Violence erupts in China's restive Xinjiang


    State media reports 21 deaths, including 15 police or social workers, during outbreak of unrest in divided region.



    Twenty-one people, including police officers and social workers, have been killed in violent clashes in China's ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang in what the government is calling an act of terrorism.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas said on Wednesday police were investigating an arson attack in the region where the violence began.

    "The region has been the focal point for ethnic and racial tensions for quite some time now," Ortigas said.

    A local official confirmed to the AFP news agency on Wednesday that the battle had taken place.

    "Twenty-one persons were killed in all... including social workers and policemen," the official said.

    He told the news agency that the violence broke out on Tuesday when three local officials reported a group of suspicious men armed with knives hiding inside a home in Selibuya township outside the city of Kashgar.

    The death toll was the highest for a single incident in months in Xinjiang, which sees recurrent outbreaks of violence pitting Muslim minority Uyghurs against the authorities and majority ethnic Han Chinese migrants.

    'Uyghur repression'

    Tianshan Net, a government-run news website, described the fighting as a "violent terror incident".

    It said 15 of those killed were either police or social workers, with 11 of them being members of China's Uyghur ethnic minority, who mainly live in Xinjiang.

    Six "gang members" were shot dead in the violence, while eight more were captured, the report said.

    The source who spoke to AFP confirmed the contents of the report, but said he did not know how many police were among the dead.

    The incident points to the chaotic nature of much of the Xinjiang violence, as well as problems with how authorities respond.

    Armed units are often stationed in larger towns and barracks and must be specially summoned by commanders before they can respond.

    The Uyghurs have long alleged discrimination in China because of their culture, language and Muslim religion.

    Last week, the US State Department released a report claiming "severe official repression of the freedoms of speech, religion, association, and harsh restrictions on the movement" of Uyghurs by the Chinese government.

    Hua Chunying, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, said the case is still being investigated, but accused those involved for plotting "to carry out violent terrorist activities".

    "China is a country ruled by the law," said Hua. "Cracking down on crimes and ensuring the safety of citizens and their property is what the constitution and the law of China entitles the public security authorities to do".

    Violence erupts in China's restive Xinjiang - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

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    It is so unfortunate that even though China is building a very fraternal relations with the Arabs, the Arab based media is so ungreaeful that they are driving a knife into the already wounded China with this type of inflammatory report.

    Their scoop documentary on the Laogai was one of the first first hand report of the inhuman conditions in the Chinese prisons (Laogai).

    Why are they targeting the Chinese, when the US is not doing so?
     
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    That is very significant...
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    We can easily guess the ethnicity here.

    China trying to suppress the Islamic terrorism but to no a avail.Uygur Muslims are taking on the Han Chinese soldiers/police in open with simple weapons like knife.
     
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    Re: Riots in China’s Xinjiang region kill at least 27

    Violence erupts in China's restive Xinjiang


    State media reports 21 deaths, including 15 police or social workers, during outbreak of unrest in divided region.



    Twenty-one people, including police officers and social workers, have been killed in violent clashes in China's ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang in what the government is calling an act of terrorism.

    Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas said on Wednesday police were investigating an arson attack in the region where the violence began.

    "The region has been the focal point for ethnic and racial tensions for quite some time now," Ortigas said.

    A local official confirmed to the AFP news agency on Wednesday that the battle had taken place.

    "Twenty-one persons were killed in all... including social workers and policemen," the official said.

    He told the news agency that the violence broke out on Tuesday when three local officials reported a group of suspicious men armed with knives hiding inside a home in Selibuya township outside the city of Kashgar.

    The death toll was the highest for a single incident in months in Xinjiang, which sees recurrent outbreaks of violence pitting Muslim minority Uyghurs against the authorities and majority ethnic Han Chinese migrants.

    'Uyghur repression'

    Tianshan Net, a government-run news website, described the fighting as a "violent terror incident".

    It said 15 of those killed were either police or social workers, with 11 of them being members of China's Uyghur ethnic minority, who mainly live in Xinjiang.

    Six "gang members" were shot dead in the violence, while eight more were captured, the report said.

    The source who spoke to AFP confirmed the contents of the report, but said he did not know how many police were among the dead.

    The incident points to the chaotic nature of much of the Xinjiang violence, as well as problems with how authorities respond.

    Armed units are often stationed in larger towns and barracks and must be specially summoned by commanders before they can respond.

    The Uyghurs have long alleged discrimination in China because of their culture, language and Muslim religion.

    Last week, the US State Department released a report claiming "severe official repression of the freedoms of speech, religion, association, and harsh restrictions on the movement" of Uyghurs by the Chinese government.

    Hua Chunying, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, said the case is still being investigated, but accused those involved for plotting "to carry out violent terrorist activities".

    "China is a country ruled by the law," said Hua. "Cracking down on crimes and ensuring the safety of citizens and their property is what the constitution and the law of China entitles the public security authorities to do".

    Violence erupts in China's restive Xinjiang - Asia-Pacific - Al Jazeera English

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    It is so unfortunate that even though China is building a very fraternal relations with the Arabs, the Arab based media is so ungreaeful that they are driving a knife into the already wounded China with this type of inflammatoryy reports.
     
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    I believe, CCP wil quell this Jihadi uprising with an Iron fist!
     
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    Xinjiang unrest is for a long time to stay.
    Many deadly ambushes on Chinese Soldiers and Police are not even reported by CCP media.
     
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    Nothing unexpected, here. The Chines are getting taste of their own medicine, after abetting & patronizing Pak in its sponsorship of terrorism in entire South Asia.

    Expect more of such news to pour in, in view of fluid situation in Central Asia & Af-stan.

    Anyway, neither CMC-PLA combine nor PAP has any experience or expertise in countering real insurgencies (except for sustained violent repression of un-armed, peaceful monks). So, expect them to keep falling flat in reaction to such developments.
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    The situation might be much serious than depicted since CCP has strict control over it's media.They are even not ready to tell which "ethnicity" is doing these riots which is pretty obvious to guess.
     
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    This will only get worse as time progresses. There will be a day when Pakis start showing true Pakistaniyat in Xinjiang. One day there will be some news of Chinese soldiers of policemen "disrespecting the Quran" or "insulting Islam", and the Muslims of the world will shatter glass and burn vehicles (in their own cities of course, not in China). But Pakis will go one step further. The TTP and other sundry terrorist groups will bring Pakistaniyat into Xinjiang through the open borders, to "avenge the insult to Islam and the messenger".
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Since China is not going to disclose the source behind these riots here is some detail I am posting again...

    East Turkestan Islamic Movement(ETIM)


    The East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) (also known as the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), Turkistan Islamic Movement (TIM), and other names[a]; is a Waziri based mujahideen organization. Its stated goals are the independence of East Turkestan. According to NBC News between 1990 to 2001 ETIM has reportedly committed over 200 acts of terrorism, resulting in at least 162 deaths and over 440 injuries.[2]
     
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    I have always said beware of the fundamentalists.

    They are very motivated and even brainwashed, if you will!
     

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