Sunday, August 10, 2008

Police Kill Five in Clash in Western China

BEIJING, Aug. 10 -- Police shot and killed five people who hurled homemade bombs at government buildings in the restive Xinjiang region of far western China, where an attack last week left 16 border police dead, state media reported Sunday.

The New China News Agency said two police officers and a security guard were wounded in the attacks on a police station and the office of industry and commerce in Kucha. The oasis city is on the northern rim of the Taklimakan Desert, about halfway between the region's capital of Urumqi and Kashgar, where last week's deadly attack occurred.

Police cordoned off the area shortly after the explosions, which occurred between 3:20 a.m. and 4 a.m. in the city of 400,000, the agency reported.

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