URUMQI, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The raid of a border armed police division, which killed 16 policemen and injured 16 others, in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Monday morning was suspected as a terrorist attack, according to the local police.
Two attackers drove a tip lorry to hit a team of policemen who were jogging outside the police division in a morning exercise in Kashi at about 8 a.m., police witnesses said.
Fourteen policemen were killed on the spot and two others died on the way to hospital.
The two attackers got off the lorry after the vehicle veered to hit on a roadside wire pole. They threw two grenades to the barracks, causing explosion. They also hacked the policemen with knives.
The police said the two attackers had been arrested, and one of them got a leg injury in the raid.
Police suspected a terrorist plot behind the raid.
The regional public security department had got clues suggesting that the "East Turkistan Islamic Movement" planned to make terrorist attacks during Aug. 1-8, just ahead of the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing.