Archive for July 19th, 2011
At least four people died on Monday in western China’s restive Xinjiang in what state media said was an attack on a police station, though an exile group said the incident started when police fired on protesting Uighurs.
The violence was the worst Xinjiang has experienced in about a year. Last August, seven Chinese military police were killed when a member of the Uighur minority rammed them with an explosives-laden vehicle in the Xinjiang border region.
State television said the latest incident happened in the desert city of Hotan when a mob attacked a police station, taking hostages and setting it on fire. Read the rest of this entry »