Sixteen dead in clash in China's Xinjiang 16 December 2013

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Apr 17, 2009
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    Sixteen dead in clash in China's Xinjiang

    16 December 2013

    Sixteen people have been killed in violence in China's western region of Xinjiang, a state news portal says.

    The incident took place late on Sunday in a village near the city of Kashgar.

    The government-run regional news portal said police trying to make arrest

    Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur minority group, sees sporadic clashes.

    The government traditionally blames extremists for the violence, while Uighur activists point to ethnic tensions and tight Chinese control as triggers for violence. were attacked by people armed with explosive devices and knives. Police shot dead 14 people, with two policemen also killed.

    Verifying reports from the region is difficult because the information flow out of Xinjiang is tightly controlled.

    The report, on the official Tianshan news portal, said two people were also arrested.

    Last month, state media reported nine civilians and two police were killed in an attack on a police station near Kashgar.

    In late October, five people were killed when a car ploughed into a crowd and then burst into flames in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

    Beijing called the incident a terrorist attack inspired by Xinjiang-linked extremists. Three people who died inside the car were identified by police as Xinjiang Uighurs.

    BBC News - Sixteen dead in clash in China's Xinjiang


    I wonder if these chaps are terrorists or are they dissatisfied Uyghur?

    Now that some news is trickling out, some idea of the real problems is being known to the world!
  3. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Jan 9, 2012
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    Were Muslim Uighur celebrating India vijay diwas( dec 16) or disappointed with fall of Dhaka:pound::pound:
  4. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Sep 28, 2011
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    Note BBC asks for any witnesses to send them information. Certainly a state news portal will not give a full story.

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