– 16 CHINESE POLICEMEN KILLED IN XINJIANG
Just four days before the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, on Monday 08/04/2008 at about 08:00, 16 Chinese policemen have been killed in an attack on a border post in the restive Muslim region of Xinjiang, in North-West China on the border with Russia. Another 16 policemen were injured.
The attackers reportedly drove up to the post in a rubbish truck and threw two grenades, before moving in to attack the policemen with knives. Five of the perpetrators were also killed while two other, one of them wounded, were captured
Both attackers were captured during the raid near the city of Kashgar, Xinhua Chinease news agency reported.
The Muslim residents of Xinjiang (also knows as Turkistan), the Uighur have waged a low-level campaign against Chinese rule for decades. East Turkistan Islamic Party – [ETIP] in Xinjiang promised the last week, through the web, to commit terror attacks ahead and during the Olympic Games which will “Shake the world”
Also last week, Col Tian Yixiang of the Olympics security command centre warned that Islamic separatists were the biggest threat to the Olympics. The warning came after a group called the ‘Turkestan Islamic Party’ said it had blown up buses in Shanghai and Yunnan, killing five people.
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