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Two policemen killed in Xinjiang attack

2008-08-29 12:40:08 GMT2008-08-29 20:40:08 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

URUMQI - Two police staff were killed and five were injured in a knife attack on Wednesday as they were investigating a previous case in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The police in Jiashi County, Kashi Prefecture were attacked at 9:20 p.m. when they were passing by a corn field in Kizilboyi Town. The attackers, hidden in the crops, stabbed the police from behind, a spokesman of the regional public security department said.

One police officer and a police assistant died, and five others were injured.

The injured were hospitalized.

Police are investigating the attack.

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