02 Aug '11, 9am

Tensions high after deadly unrest in China

Tensions high after deadly unrest in China

Tensions ran high in China's remote Kashgar city on Tuesday after authorities shot dead two men suspected of fomenting deadly ethnic unrest and vowed a further crackdown on 'religious extremists'. -- PHOTO: AP KASHGAR (China) - TENSIONS ran high in China's remote Kashgar city on Tuesday after authorities shot dead two men suspected of fomenting deadly ethnic unrest and vowed a further crackdown on 'religious extremists'. Police killed the men, both from the mainly Muslim Uighur minority that makes up around half the population of China's north-western Xinjiang region, late on Monday as they were trying to capture the pair, Kashgar authorities said. The deaths bring to 21 the number of people reported killed in Kashgar, a famed city on the ancient Silk Road in Xinjiang, since the weekend in the latest bout of unrest stemming from Uighur frustration at Chinese rule. Thirteen...

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