Sixteen dead in clash in China’s mostly Muslim Xinjiang

Police coming to detain suspects in Shufu, a town in the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic Xinjiang province near the Silk Road town of Kashgar, were attacked by a gang armed with explosives and knives Sunday, according to government media. Two police officers were killed, 14 “thugs” shot dead and two were detained. In October, three Xinjiang Uighurs ploughed into crowds of tourists in Tiananmen Square, killing two people and injuring forty.

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