31 Jul '11, 8am

Knife attack in China's Xinjiang Govt identifies attackers as Uyghurs . Brief WUC comment

Seven people were killed and 28 others wounded by two knife-wielding assailants in China's ethnically-tense Xinjiang region, authorities said Sunday, in the latest bout of unrest to hit the area. One of the attackers was later killed in the violence that erupted Saturday night in Kashgar city -- the second disturbance 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 suspects hijacked a truck that was waiting at a light at the food market in Kashgar, an ancient Silk Road city not far from the...

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