Chinese police kills eleven in East Turkestan

Chinese police in East Turkestan (Xinjiang) shot dead eleven people.

Chinese police kills eleven in East Turkestan

World Bulletin / News Desk

Eleven people were killed during an attack in China's far western region of East Turkestan (Xinjiang) on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said.

"The terrorists, riding motorbikes and cars, attacked a team of police who were gathering before the gate of a park for routine patrol at around 4 p.m. in Wushi County in the Aksu Prefecture," Xinhua said in an English-language report.

"Police said the terrorists had (an) unknown number of LNG cylinders in their car which they had attempted to use as suicide bombs. Several terrorists were shot dead at the scene," it added.

Eight were killed by police and three died "by their own suicide bomb", Xinhua said.

More than 100 people, including several policemen, have been killed in violence in the region since last April, according to state media reports. 

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