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.