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Police shoot dead 'several terrorists' in China's Xinjiang

Published on Feb 14, 2014 7:09 PM

BEIJING (AFP) - Chinese authorities shot dead “several terrorists” during an “attack” in Xinjiang on Friday, state media said, the latest violent incident in the restive far-west region home to mostly Muslim ethnic minority Uighurs.

“Several terrorists were shot dead by police during a terrorist attack on Friday afternoon,” the Xinhua news agency said.

The group in Aksu prefecture’s Wushi county sought to carry out a suicide attack against a group of police officers near a park preparing to begin a routine patrol, it said, adding that the would-be bombers rode motorbikes and cars carrying LNG cylinders.

Xinjiang police and information officers reached by phone declined to comment to AFP. Wushi government and police officials could not be reached.

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