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Xinjiang violence: China says 'gang' killed 37 last week

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  1. Anees

    Anees Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    [​IMG]A US-based Uighur rights group says police in Xinjiang launched a crackdown on Muslims during Ramadan
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    Chinese state media say 37 civilians were killed by a gang in Xinjiang, with 59 attackers killed by security forces.

    The incident happened on 28 July but this is the first definitive death toll released by Xinhua news agency.

    Xinhua says 215 attackers armed with knives and axes were arrested after they stormed a police station and government offices.

    But an Uighur rights group says police opened fire on people protesting against a Ramadan crackdown on Muslims.

    At the time, Xinhua reported the incident in the towns of Elixku and Huangdi in Shache county as a "terror attack" and said police had shot dead many attackers.

    It said 30 police cars had been damaged or destroyed and "dozens" of Uighur and Han Chinese civilians had been killed or injured.

    'Ramadan crackdown'
    "This was a serious terrorist attack incident which has links to domestic and overseas terrorist organisations and was organized, premeditated, carefully planned and evil," said a statement from the Xinjiang government, posted on its website on Sunday.

    The US-based activist group Uyghur American Association (UAA), however, said sources in the region had told them that local Uighurs had been protesting at the time of the "attack".

    The UAA said the protest was "against Chinese security forces' heavy-handed Ramadan crackdown and extrajudicial use of lethal force in recent weeks in the county".

    Neither account of the violence could be independently confirmed.

    Tensions between Uighurs and Han Chinese migrants have been growing for several years, with some Uighurs opposing Chinese rule in Xinjiang.

    In recent months there has been an upsurge in Xinjiang-linked violence that authorities have attributed to Uighur separatists and authorities have stepped up security operations in the region.

    Last Wednesday, the imam of China's largest mosque, in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang, died after reportedly being stabbed after morning prayers.

    Jume Tahir, 74, had been appointed imam of the 600-year-old mosque by China's ruling Communist Party and he was a vocal public supporter of Chinese policies in the region.

    BBC News - Xinjiang violence: China says 'gang' killed 37 last week
     
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    marshal panda Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Must have some connection with the 'higher than the himalay & deeper than sea' friend !
     
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    how can u forget 'sweeter than honey'.
     
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    radioactive Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    i think these attacks are one of the reason why china agreed to include the issue of terrorism in bricks agenda and all countries issued joint statement with denouncing terrorism.
     
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    sunny 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    security police of Xinjiang is not weak, and get the help of local resident
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    And in 3 Aug, Xinjiang put Rewards 300million Yuan(48million$)to local people for their help on Hunting terrorists at 1 Aug., that day about 30000 local people help police on hunting about 10 terrorists, in which 70 of them called for police and provided information
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    one can not shake hands with Pakistan without catching the desease !
     
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