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China Xinjiang: 13 'attackers' killed by police

Thirteen people have been killed in an attack on a police station in China's restive western province of Xinjiang, officials say.

The attackers drove a vehicle into the station and tried to set off explosives on Saturday morning, the local government said on its website.

Three police suffered minor injuries but no civilians were hurt, it added.

The Chinese authorities blame Muslim Uighurs from Xinjiang for an increasing number of attacks in the province.

Damian Grammaticus reports from Beijing.

  • 21 Jun 2014
  • From the section China
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