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100 killed in Xinjiang unrest, says Chinese government

  • Giving new details on the recent violence in Xinjiang, the Chinese government has said that around 100 people were killed last week in the troubled region in the country’s far west.

    According to official Chinese media, 59 "terrorists” were shot dead by security forces and 37 civilians killed in attacks by masked militants.

    The Xinjiang government has described the incidents as a “serious terrorist attack”. The government blames the violence in Xinjiang on Islamist militants wanting to create an independent state. 

     

     

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