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Monday, July 18, 2011

Police “gun down” rioters in China’s Xinjiang, at least 4 dead!

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Reuters | 18 July, 2011 13:44.

Chinese security forces show off how to quell a riot during a demonstration in Urumqi, China's farwest Xinjiang region on April 1, 2011. File picture. Image by: AFP PHOTO.

Police in western China’s restive Xinjiang on Monday “gunned down” several rioters who attacked a police station.

    The violence was the worst Xinjiang has experienced in about a year. Last August, seven Chinese military police were killed when a member of the Uighur minority rammed them with an explosives-laden vehicle in the Xinjiang border region.      
    State television said the latest incident took place in the desert city of Hotan when a mob attacked a police station, taking hostages and setting it on fire.     
    Two hostages, a paramilitary policeman and a guard died in the violence, as well as several of the attackers, it reported.
Six hostages were freed.     
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