Thu, August 19, 2010

Xinjiang Kashgar terror strike

E. Turkistan group 'behind' terror attack

The gun and explosives found at the site of Monday's attack that killed 16 policemen in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, point to the involvement of East Turkistan terrorists. Full story

BACKGROUND

Facts on China's Xinjiang region

Following are key facts about Xinjiang and the alleged threat there:

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