Six women among Uighurs killed in Xinjiang clash: Rights groups
BEIJING (AFP) - Six Uighur women were among 16 people killed in a clash in China's restive Xinjiang region last week, campaign groups said, contradicting Beijing's version of events.
The Munich-based World Uyghur Congress and Radio Free Asia, which is funded by the US government, said that police raided a house where an extended family was gathering.
Xinjiang, in China's far west, is home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority and Chinese authorities say that "terrorists" were responsible for the incident.
But World Uighur Congress spokesman Alim Seytoff, citing information from two residents of Saybagh village, where the clash took place, said: "It was a massacre of a family who had gathered to prepare for the upcoming wedding of one of their children."