At least 18 dead in attack in China's Xinjiang

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  1. Rashna

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    At least 18 dead in attack in China's Xinjiang


    BEIJING: At least 18 people are dead after ethnic Uighurs attacked police with knives and bombs at a traffic checkpoint in China's western Xinjiang region, Radio Free Asia reported on Wednesday.

    The attack occurred on Monday in a district of the southern city of Kashgar, where tensions between Muslim Uighurs that call the region home and the majority Han Chinese have led to bloodshed in recent years.

    Suspects killed several police officers with knives and bombs after speeding through a traffic checkpoint in a car in Kashgar's Tahtakoruk district, US-based Radio Free Asia said, citing Turghun Memet, an officer at a nearby police station.

    Armed police responded to the attack and killed 15 suspects "designated as terrorists," Radio Free Asia cited Memet as saying.

    The attack comes at the beginning of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a sensitive time in Xinjiang after an uptick in attacks over the past three years in which hundreds have died, blamed by Beijing on Islamist militants.

    Repeated calls to the Xinjiang government news office were not answered. Such incidents are frequently reported in overseas media but not confirmed by the Chinese government until days later, if ever.

    Exiled Uighur groups and human rights activists say repressive government policies in Xinjiang, including controls on Islam and on Uighur culture, have provoked unrest, a claim that Beijing denies.

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  3. Rashna

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    China blocks India on Lakhvi in the UN and yet supports pakistan sponsored terrorism... the chinese may one day have to carry out operations in their border areas all thanks to their tacit support to the pakis.
     
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    I only see this end up as an unresolved tug of war between the commies and the believers. With growing Chinese interest in Africa, middle east and afpak, such incidents could turn the tide against them. But then again, the Chinese government has a certain sense of wilyness which make the outcome hard to predict.
     
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    Its sad really, as much rotten CCP is by protecting pak terrorists against India, its weird that we are not in the same page when we both suffer the same fate and know who is responsible for it. A simple situation made complex by chinese arrogance.
     

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