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11 'terrorists' killed in new Xinjiang unrest, China says

Several terrorists were shot dead at the scene," it added.

China has stepped up security in Xinjiang after a vehicle ploughed into tourists on the edge of Beijing's Tiananmen Square in October, killing the three people in the car and two bystanders, unnerving the ruling Communist Party.
11 'terrorists' killed in new Xinjiang unrest, China says - The Times of India



Exiles and many rights groups though say the real cause of the unrest is China's heavy-handed policies including restrictions on Islam and the Uighur people's culture and language, charges the government strongly denies.
"Police said the terrorists had (an) unknown number of LNG cylinders in their car which they had attempted to use as suicide bombs.


"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 4pm in Wushi County in the Aksu Prefecture," Xinhua said in an English-language report. .
BEIJING: Eleven "terrorists" were killed during an attack in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said, in the latest violence to hit a part of the country with a large Muslim population.
More than 100 people, including several policemen, have been killed in violence in Xinjiang since last April, according to state media reports.


Eight were killed by police and three died "by their own suicide bomb", Xinhua said.
Xinjiang, home to the Muslim Uighur people and strategically located on the borders of central Asia, has been beset by violence for years, blamed by the government on Islamist militants and separatists who want to establish an independent state called East Turkestan

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