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27 killed in China riots

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 09:19 p.m. HST, Jun 25, 2013

BEIJING » Riots in a restive far western region of China on Wednesday (Tuesday in Hawaii) killed 27 people and left at least three injured, state media said.

The official Xinhua News Agency said knife-wielding mobs attacked police stations, a local government building and a construction site Wednesday morning in a remote town in the Turkic-speaking Xinjiang region.

The unrest in in Lukqun, a township in Turpan prefecture, left 17 people dead, including nine policemen, before police shot and killed 10 rioters, the agency reported. Xinhua cited officials with the region's Communist Party committee.

Xinjiang is home to a large population of minority Muslim Uighurs but is ruled by China's Han ethnic majority. It has been the scene of numerous violent incidents in recent years, including ethnic riots in Urumqi in 2009 that left nearly 200 people dead.

The report said three rioters were seized, and that police pursued fleeing suspects, though it did not say how many. It said three people were injured by the unrest and were being treated.

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Mythman wrote:
And China is our economic and social model for Hawaii Nei going forward?
on June 26,2013 | 12:52AM
Morimoto wrote:
What? Where did you hear that? Sounds like you just made that up yourself.
on June 26,2013 | 09:04AM
mitt_grund wrote:
Understandably, there is a world-wide uprising of Muslims who have suffered eight centuries of mistreatment by the West. However, why it would be all right for Muslims to rebel against China and wrong for them to engage in terrorist actions against the U.S. is beyond me. I suppose those who support the revolt of Muslims in China also support Islamic terrorism in the U.S. and our war of attrition against Islamic Jihadists? Is that where you're coming from?
on June 26,2013 | 10:21AM
mitt_grund wrote:
Correction: "and are against our war of attrition against Islamic Jihadists. Is that where you're coming from?"
on June 26,2013 | 10:26AM
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