31 Jul '11, 5am

Knife-wielding attackers kill 6, injure 28 in latest bout of unrest in China's Xinjiang region

Knife-wielding attackers kill 6, injure 28 in latest bout of unrest in China's Xinjiang region

Rescuers carrying an injured victim on a stretcher out of a police station after a clash in Hotan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - SEVEN people died and 28 others were injured in China's restive Xinjiang when knife-wielding attackers stabbed bystanders in a crowd, state media said on Sunday, in the region's latest bout of unrest. One of the attackers was later killed in the violence that erupted on Saturday night in a food street in Kasghar city, while another was detained, Tianshannet.com, a website operated by the regional government, said. The report said the two attackers hijacked a truck that was waiting at a red light, killed the driver and ploughed the vehicle into passers-by on a nearby pavement. They then got off the truck and began stabbing people at random, leaving six bystanders dead and another 28 injured before the crowd turned o...

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