China confirms raid on alleged terror cell in restive Xinjiang
BEIJING (AP) - China has confirmed its police conducted a raid last week on an alleged terrorist cell in the restive north-western region of Xinjiang.
Officials have refused to discuss the bloody Aug 20 incident. Details about the death toll and identities of those killed remain sketchy.
However, the official Kashgar Daily newspaper reported the raid last Wednesday in an article on the memorial service for policeman Yan Xiaofei, who was killed in the clash.
It said the 32-year-old SWAT team deputy commander was killed while taking part in an action to "deal with a band of violent terrorists," but did not elaborate.