At least 27 dead in Xinjiang riots on Wednesday: Xinhua

BEIJING (AFP) - Riots in China's ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang on Wednesday killed at least 27 people, state media said.

"Seventeen people had been killed... before police opened fire and shot dead 10 rioters," Xinhua news agency said.

The report came after 21 people died in violence in the region in April.