31 Jul '11, 2am

Deans News Post Seven killed in knife attack in China's Xinjiang: BEIJING: Seven people died and 28 others were

Deans News Post Seven killed in knife attack in China's Xinjiang: BEIJING: Seven people died and 28 others were

BEIJING: Knife-wielding attackers in China's ethnically-tense Xinjiang stabbed to death seven people and injured 28 others in a rampage, authorities said Sunday, in the region's latest bout of unrest. One of the attackers was later killed in the violence that erupted Saturday night in Kashgar city -- the second attack this month in Xinjiang, where the mainly Muslim Uighur minority has long seethed against Chinese rule. Hou Hanmin, spokeswoman for the government of the northwestern region, told AFP the attackers were both Uighurs, adding the suspect who was still alive had been detained. "The case is still under investigation so I don't have more information," she said. According to tianshannet.com, a website run by the regional government, the two attackers hijacked a truck that was waiting at a light at a night market in Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road city near the border ...

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