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
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.