Eight police station 'attackers' shot dead in China's Xinjiang: Gov

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    Eight police station 'attackers' shot dead in China's Xinjiang: Govt - The Times of India

    BEIJING: Eight "attackers" armed with knives and explosives were killed on Monday during an assault on a police station in China's Xinjiang, according to authorities who have blamed "terrorists" for a string of deadly incidents in the largely Muslim region.

    One of the attackers was held in the clash in Shache county, according to the official website of the government of Xinjiang, where mainly Muslim Uighurs are the largest ethnic group.

    The website made no mention of any police casualties and said officials were conducting an investigation.

    The area, around 200 kilometres (124 miles) south-east of Kashgar, is known as Yarkand in the Uighur language.

    Authorities say that "terrorists" have been responsible for a series of similar attacks this year in the sprawling and resource-rich region.

    Rights groups and outside scholars, however, say unrest is spawned by cultural oppression, intrusive security measures and a wave of immigration by China's Han majority.

    Xinjiang, a region more than four times the size of Japan, is rich in oil and natural gas.

    Government economic policies aimed at developing the region have raised Uighur living standards, though Han dominance of the economy has helped foster continued resentment.

    The latest violence came after 16 people, including two police officers, were killed in a clash near the Silk Road city of Kashgar earlier this month.

    Authorities said that "thugs" armed with explosive devices and knives attacked police attempting to detain them, though exile group World Uyghur Congress described it as a "massacre" of a family preparing for a forthcoming wedding.

    In late October, police said three Xinjiang Uighurs drove a vehicle into crowds of tourists opposite Beijing's Tiananmen Square — the symbolic heart of the Chinese state — killing two people and injuring 40, before crashing outside the Forbidden City and setting their vehicle ablaze.

    All three attackers died. Beijing described the assault, the first blamed on Uighurs outside Xinjiang, as "terrorism" and said separatists backed by the militant East Turkestan Islamic Movement were responsible.

    More than 190 "terrorist" attacks were logged in Xinjiang last year, rising "by a significant margin" from 2011, state media reported last month.

    Xinjiang has seen regular violent incidents this year, including one in June in the Turpan area that left 35 people dead.

    Authorities have said that a total of 139 people have been arrested in recent months for spreading "jihadist" ideology.

    China arrested more than 1,000 people for "endangering state security" — a charge commonly brought against ethnic minorities — in 2012, up nearly 20 per cent from the previous year, the US-based Dui Hua Foundation said last month citing official figures. More than 75 per cent of trials for suspects accused of the crime took place in Xinjiang, it added.

    In the worst outbreak of sectarian violence in recent years in China, around 200 people died and more than 1,600 were injured while hundreds were arrested in riots in the Xinjiang regional capital Urumqi in July 2009.

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    Yet another illustration of China persecuting Uighur Muslims !
     
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    Actually, given how Volgograd and Moscow are under assault by Muslim terror over the past weekend, this could also be interpreted as a wave of Saudi 'pokes' at China and Russia...
     
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    Yes, of course. However, there's no official statement from China on Saudi involvement in this case. Am I missing anything ?

    @pmaitra, @TrueSpirit1, @Deccani, any thoughts ?
     
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    The Saudis have their hands full at the moment ranging from Egypt to Syria to Iran to Caucasus (Sochi etc), why would they pick another one ?
    Maybe it is your mountain, sea blah blah friends or maybe not.
    May be it is just your PLA doing some target practice on a minority.
    But in any case I admire your talent (CCP training ?? :) ) to divert attention away from PLA, CCP and the ethnic tensions in Xinjiang/East Turkestan.
    Now if you had any reason to believe it was the Saudis etc then post the sources links etc. Thanks etc.
    That being said I hope China can find a peaceful solution to the problems in Xizang and Xinjiang keeping in mind the reasonable demands of the minorities.
     
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    No way. China-Saudi are head-over-heels in love with each other. Their interests mostly converge, rarely diverge. Syria barely had much support from China, except symbolic tokenism (unlike steadfast Russian backing). So, Sauds have no grouse against them.

    Futile attempt in trying to ascertain some foreign angle in spontaneous incidents (even though, official PRC word is yet to pour in). Han persecution of Xinjiang residents is well-known where their native culture has been overtly subverted by Commies. Such events are simply a continuation of what has been going on there since last few years.

    Imposed Commie culture would be resisted with ever-increasing intensity by Xinjiang-natives. The more heavy-handed approach Commies try in culling the resistance, the farther the fires would spread.

    Then, Taliban wouldn't be particularly busy for long, after US withdrawal & won't hesitate in providing necessary grooming for alleged misguided thugs of the region.

    Hard times ahead for Hans in surrounding regions.
     
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    Russia is facing Chechen problem as the Chechen wants more independence in Oil business and the reason for President Putin to fine the family members if anyone is involved in terror attacks is even linked to the problems between the Chechen and Russian Government linked to oil deals . Russian Central Government doesn't trust Chechen provincial Government and its like the Chechen leadership is coming in between the oil policy of President Putin . Azerbaijan was invited by the Chechen leader which was not like by President Putin .

    This region is all mess because of the natural resources in which all the powers are involved and are playing .
     
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    So the religious tension continues in China but China trying to suppress it but failing to do so.
     
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    Off topic, but, just sayin!

    [video=youtube_share;XmevH4GeRsY]http://youtu.be/XmevH4GeRsY[/video]
     
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    Religious tensions are there because of proxy wars . Some powers are working that like Russia, India even China return back to religious values so that more enternal chaos can be done .
     
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    You always assert that " some powers " , " certain people " in your posts. Who are those " certain people " and what is " some powers " ?
     
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    How many powers are there in this world in short how many blocks ?


    And regarding those certain people , time will show them .
     
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    Free Masons
    S&B
    Bilderberg
    or the great illusive illuminati :p
     
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    Chinese police kill eight in Xinjiang 'terrorist attack'

    Chinese police kill eight in Xinjiang 'terrorist attack'

    (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead eight people during a "terrorist attack" in the western region of Xinjiang on Monday, the government said, raising the death toll from violent clashes there to at least 35 since November.

    The attack happened in Yarkand county close to the old Silk Road city of Kashgar in Xinjiang's south, the regional government said in a statement on its news website (天山网 - 新疆新闻门户).

    "At around 6:30 a.m., nine thugs carrying knives attacked a police station in Kashgar's Yarkand county, throwing explosive devices and setting police cars on fire," it said.

    "The police took decisive measures, shooting dead eight and capturing one," it added, labelling the incident a "violent terrorist attack" which was being investigated.

    Xinjiang is home to a Turkic-speaking, Muslim people known as Uighurs, some of whom resent what they see as oppressive treatment by the government.

    At least 91 people, including several police officers, have been killed in violence in Xinjiang since April, according to state media reports.

    This month, police shot and killed 14 people during a riot near Kashgar in which two policemen were also killed.

    In a similar outburst of violence, at least nine civilians and two policemen were killed when a group of people armed with axes and knives attacked a police station, also near Kashgar, last month, state media has said.

    China has previously blamed some of the violence in Xinjiang on Islamist militants plotting holy war.

    "STRIKE HARD"

    The latest attack showed the serious threat posed by separatism, extremism and terrorism, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told reporters at a regular press briefing.

    "The Chinese government will strike hard against them in accordance with the law," Qin said.

    Many Uighurs chafe at restrictions on their culture, language and religion, though the government insists it grants them broad freedoms.

    Rights groups and exiles say police often use often heavy-handed tactics against the Uighur community. Violence has broken out previously when groups of Uighurs protest at police stations, they say.

    Dilxat Raxit, spokesman for the main Uighur exile group, the World Uyghur Congress, said the international community should prevent China from continuing its "repressive policies" against Uighurs.

    "Directly firing on and killing protesters and accusing them of so-called terror is currently China's post-judicial reform means of repressing the Uighur people. Uighurs endure China's discrimination and humiliation and are facing a crisis for survival and faith," he said in an emailed statement.

    China has stepped up security in Xinjiang after a vehicle ploughed into tourists on the edge of Beijing's Tiananmen Square in October, killing three people in the car and two bystanders.

    China said the attack was carried out by Islamist militants.

    Xinjiang has been the scene of numerous incidents of unrest in recent years, which the government often blames on the separatist East Turkestan Islamic Movement, even though many experts and rights groups cast doubt on its existence as a cohesive group.

    Many rights groups say China has long overplayed the threat posed to justify its tough controls in energy-rich Xinjiang, which lies strategically on the borders of Central Asia, India and Pakistan.

    Chinese police kill eight in Xinjiang 'terrorist attack' | Reuters

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    This could not be a terrorist attack since it would be stupid of terrorists to use only knives.

    It is obvious that the Chinese authorities are trying to use the word 'terrorist' to milk sympathy that China is subjected to Islamic fundamentalist terrorism.

    The case is quite simple and that is, the Uighurs are not going to succumb to the Chinese terror tactics to wipe their roots into oblivion and make them Han in the classical style the Han has adopted over the centuries to browbeat non Han to accept that they are Han so that such people could live in peace thereafter.

    The Tibetans do it the pacifist way to prevent the Communist plot to wipe out the roots of the Tibetans, which the Uighurs being more militant give it back to the Chinese in a manner that they can understand.
     
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    Done as desired.
     
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    Nothing but another group of Islamic terrorists.
     
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    The video ( most probably a training depiction) and what happened in Xinjiang are different.

    The so called terrorists were using knives and one wonders why they had no firearms, as if knives could take on the Chinese Han weapons that the police has.
     
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    Firearms are strictly regulated in China. Simple possession of a firearm without a license is punishable by up to 30 years in prison as well as punishment of the local firearm regulator(s) who slipped up and let the gun through. License allocation involves a thorough background check on the applicant's age, health, mental health, spousal relations, ethnicity, political allegiances, etc. Guns are generally possessed only by members of non-separatist ethnicities with prior military training and political reliability.
     
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    Firearms are also regulated in India.

    However, terrorists are people who neither believe in the Nation or its law.

    Hence, they work underground with illegal firearms and explosive (such as the Maoists or the terrorists who come from external areas) aimed to create panic in the country and finally achieve their nefarious aim.

    On the other hand, there are also rowdies who want to have their way and they use such weaponry as knives, knuckle dusters and the like.
     
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    They also used explosive equipment, don't miss that.
     

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