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China Says Xinjiang Police Station Attacked by Mob, 11 Dead

18 November 2013

Eleven people were killed and two injured in China’s Xinjiang when a group armed with axes and knifes attacked a police station on Saturday, state media reported on Sunday. “Nine mobs holding knives and axes attacked a police station at Bachu county, killing two auxiliary policemen and injuring another two policemen,” according to a report on xinhuanet.com. “The nine mobs were gunned down on the site and local social orders restored to normal,” said the report, identifying one of the attackers with an apparent Uighur name. Many Uighurs call Xinjiang East Turkestan, and the government often blames the frequent outbreaks of violence there on extremists agitating for an independent state. —Reuters

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