Sunday, November 17, 2013

Chinese Police Kill 11 Muslim Attackers on Police Station in Xinjiang Province

I'm starting to think the Chinese should just rename Xinjiang province, "Anbar" province as their Muslim problem there continues to grow and grow.

This time around, a large group of the Muslim Uighurs decided to attack a Chinese police station and after the smoke had settled, eleven of the Muslims lay dead.

The story comes from Times of India.

11 killed in attack on police station in volatile Xinjiang: Chinese police

BEIJING: Chinese police say 11 people were killed in an assault on a police station in the volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang.

The Xinjiang regional government said two auxiliary police officers and nine attackers were killed in the incident on Saturday afternoon.

It said the assailants used knives and axes in the attack in Bachu county's Serikbuya township, near the historic city of Kashgar. It said two other police officers were injured in the clash. Calls to government and police offices in the region rang unanswered on Sunday.

Xinjiang has long been home to a simmering insurgency against Chinese rule led by radicals among the region's native Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group. This year has been particularly bloody, with a number of deadly clashes in Xinjiang and one in Beijing.

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