Chinese police shoot dead 14 during riot in Xinjiang

Chinese police shoot dead 14 during riot in Xinjiang

In October a vehicle ploughed into tourists on the edge of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square (pictured) killing the three people in the car and two bystanders     Photo: Ng Han Guan/AP

Two policemen also killed during violence near Kashgar in Xinjiang after attempted arrest of “criminal suspects” according to local government officials

(SOURCE)  Reuters  6:05AM GMT 16 Dec 2013

 Chinese police shot and killed 14 people during a riot near the old Silk Road city of Kashgar in which two policemen were also killed, the regional government said on Monday, in the latest incident of unrest in the far western region.

Police were attacked by a mob throwing explosive devices and wielding knives on Sunday when they went to arrest “criminal suspects” in a village near Kashgar in Xinjiang province, the government said on its official news portal Tianshan.

“Police responded decisively,” the government said in a brief statement, adding that two people had also been detained and that an investigation had been launched.

Reuters was unable to immediately reach government officials for comment.

At least nine civilians and two policemen were killed when a group of people armed with axes and knives attacked a police station also near Kashgar last month, state media has said.

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4 thoughts on “Chinese police shoot dead 14 during riot in Xinjiang

  1. Hey Lyn, hows it going? I’m doing ok. Very busy. Looks like you have also been very busy! Radio, videos, websites. Hope your book is doing well. God bless

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