THE TERRORISTS HAD ATTACKED A COLLIERY IN AKSU IN XINJIANG AND KILLED 16 BEFORE THEY LEFT.
THE POLICE HUNTED THEM FOR 56 DAYS. OVER SEVERAL BATTLES, 28 terrorists were killed. One was taken prisoner.
UPDATE: Terrorist gang busted in Xinjiang, with 28 members killed in manhunt (file photo) http://xhne.ws/8i0iI
#BREAKING : Chinese police busts a terrorist gang in Xinjiang, killing 28 members after 56-day manhunt
Chinese police shoot dead 28 from ‘terrorist group’: Authorities
Beijing – Chinese police have killed 28 members of a “terrorist group” in the mainly Muslim Xinjiang region, authorities announced Friday, in the bloodiest such operation in months and as Beijing denounces Western “double standards” in the wake of the Paris attacks.
The killings took place over the course of a 56-day manhunt following an attack on a colliery in Aksu in September that left 16 people dead, said the Xinjiang regional government’s Tianshan web portal. One “thug” surrendered, it added.
The Tianshan portal said police mobilised around 10,000 people of “various ethnic groups” to help in the search for the coal mine attackers.
Pictures showed farmers armed with wooden batons and farm tools, and a helicopter that was also deployed in the operation.
The “mobsters” were shot dead during several gun battles, the last of them on November 12, it said.
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1 October 2015
Residents evacuated from area of damaged building after fresh blast in China’s Guangxi http://bit.ly/1jzReXK
New explosion this morning in south China‘s Guangxi province after mail bombs kill seven http://www.dpa-international.com/news/asia/46807762 …
Whatever the hell’s happening in Guangxi, it’s not done yet. Another Explosion Hits Terrified Southern China Region http://m.voanews.com/a/2985474.html
Breaking: New explosion rocks China’s Liucheng county day after 17 parcel bombs kill 7 people. http://ow.ly/SS7ha
30 September 2015
Update: 6 killed, dozens injured in parcel blasts in Liucheng county,
#Guangxi. More reported at nearby Liuzhou city
At least 3 dead in series of explosions in Guangxi
A total of 13 explosions were reported at various locations across Liucheng county in Guangxi, China, according to local media.
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JUST IN: At least 3 killed in blasts across China’s Liucheng county http://bit.ly/1FHLx3P
A total of 13 explosions were heard across Liucheng between 3.15pm and 5pm, local paper Nanguo Zao Bao quoted authorities as saying. The blasts hit bus stations, a hospital, a hostel and a grocery market. Rescue work is underway, reported CCTV.
According to the Director of Liuzhou city’s Public Security Bureau, Zhou Changqing, the blasts were caused by explosive devices in delivery parcels.
#BREAKING: Blasts heard in Liucheng county of S China’s Guangxi, people injured, vehicles damaged, cause unknown
Police kill six attackers in China’s Xinjiang
BEIJING: Police in China’s far-western Xinjiang region shot dead six attackers on Monday (Jan 12), a state-run news portal said, amid a security clampdown in the violence-torn, mainly Muslim area. There were no police or civilian casualties, according to the report by Xinjiang’s government-run Tianshan news site.
Xinjiang is home to China’s nine-million-strong Turkic-speaking and mostly Muslim ethnic minority. Monday’s clash was triggered when residents of Shule county, near the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, noticed “a suspicious person carrying an explosive device”, Tianshan said.
They called police, who opened fire after the attacker tried to attack an officer with an axe and detonate the device, according to the report. The assailant was killed, but soon afterwards five more attackers “sought to ignite explosive devices one after the other”, Tianshan said. The five were “resolutely” shot dead by police, it added.
UPDATE: China says 50 dead, 54 injured in Sunday terror attacks in restive Xinjiang http://f.sc.mp/kkiNVuq
40 rioters dead in Luntai county violence in Xinjiang
|English.news.cn 2014-09-25 23:21:38|
URUMQI, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) — Forty rioters died in a series of explosions in Luntai County of northwest China’s Xinjiang on Sunday, and six civilians, two police officers and two auxiliary policemen were killed, local media reported Thursday.
Another two rioters were captured by the police, according to the official Tianshan website.
The explosions occurred at a shop, an open market and two police stations at around 5 p.m. Sunday, the website said, adding 54 civilians including 32 ethnic Uygurs, were injured.
Xinjiang police said it was an “organized and serious” terrorist attack.
Previously, local media reported that the blasts killed two people.
According to police investigation, the main suspect, Mamat Tursun, who was shot dead, had been operating as an extremist since 2003.
China executes eight jihadists for ‘terrorist’ attacks in Xinjiang http://finance.yahoo.com/news/china-executes-eight-terrorist-attacks-xinjiang-034228958.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory …
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has executed eight people for “terrorist” attacks in its restive far western region of Xinjiang, including three who “masterminded” a dramatic car crash in the capital’s Tiananmen Square in 2013, state media said.
Xinjiang is the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs who speak a Turkic language, and China has attributed attacks there to Islamist separatists it says seek to establish an independent state called East Turkestan.
Three of the executed group “masterminded” the October 2013 attack in the heart of the Chinese capital, official news agency Xinhua said late on Saturday.
Five people were killed and 40 injured in the incident, when a car plowed into a crowd in the square and burst into flames. The other executions, carried out in recent days, were punishment for crimes ranging from setting up a terrorist outfit and illegally making explosives to attacking police officers and killing government officials, Xinhua said.
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Dozens killed and injured in terror attack in China’s Xinjiang
Dozens of people were killed and injured in a “terrorist attack” in China’s far western Xinjiang region, home to the mainly Muslim Uighur minority, state media reported Tuesday.
A knife-wielding gang attacked a police station and government offices in Shache county early Monday, the official Xinhua news agency said citing local police, and “dozens of Uighur and Han civilians were killed or injured”.
“Police officers at the scene shot dead dozens of members of the mob,” the report added.
“Initial investigation showed that it was a premeditated terror attack,” it said.
Beijing commonly blames separatists from Xinjiang for carrying out terror attacks which have grown in scale over the last year and spread outside the restive region.
29 July 2014 Last updated at 09:07
Xinjiang violence ‘leaves 13 Han Chinese dead’
A Chinese official says 13 people were killed on Monday in the latest outbreak of violence in the western region of Xinjiang.
The regional official told the BBC the incident took place in Yarkant, a town near the border with Tajikistan.
All the victims are understood to be Han Chinese. The area is seen as the heartland of the region’s Muslim Uighur ethnic minority.
Official media and government news sources have not reported the attack.
Confirming details of incidents in Xinjiang is difficult, because the flow of information is tightly controlled.
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Online terrorism: ‘East Turkestan Islamic Movement’ terror audio and video
BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state television on Tuesday showed dramatic footage of what the government calls terror attacks by Islamist militants from the far western region of Xinjiang, as it steps up its propaganda campaign to counter an upsurge in violence.
Online terrorism: ‘East Turkestan Islamic Movement’ terror audio and video
06-24-2014 10:24 BJT
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Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 5:21:13 PM
China shows graphic footage of Xinjiang militant attacks
Saturday June 21, 2014 MYT 2:15:02 PM
Chinese police shoot dead 13 attackers in Xinjiang
SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Police shot dead 13 attackers in China’s restive Xinjiang region after they rammed a car into a police station and detonated explosives, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, in the latest of a series of attacks to worry Beijing.
Three police officers were “lightly wounded” in the attack on Saturday morning, but there were no casualties among the public, the news agency said citing the local government.
“The gangsters drove a vehicle to ram the building of the public security bureau of Yecheng County in southern Xinjiang and set off explosives,” it said.
18 hours ago, Associated Press Videos
China’s state broadcaster released security footage on Tuesday showing a knife attack on people in a card room in Xinjiang, a clash that drew armed security forces amid raising ethnic tensions in the far-western region. (June 17)
Raw: Dramatic Video Shows Knife Attack in China
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URUMQI, China (AP) — Chinese authorities launched a yearlong anti-terrorism crackdown Saturday in China’s Muslim northwest after a bombing in the region killed at least 43 people, while also announcing the first arrest in the attack.
Police announced names of five people blamed for Thursday’s attack in a vegetable market in the city of Urumqi, and accused them of forming a “terrorist gang” at the end of 2013, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Four of the suspects were killed and the fifth was captured Thursday night in an area about 250 kilometers (150 miles) south of Urumqi, Xinhua said.
The group “took part in illegal religious activities, watched and listened to terrorist violence video and audio materials,” according to the news agency.
It said an anti-terrorism campaign with Xinjiang “as the major battlefield” started Friday. Authorities would target religious extremist groups, gun and “explosive manufacturing dens and terrorist training camps.”
A measure under which passengers at stations in central Beijing are required to undergo security checks will be extended to three additional stations, the city government said. Passengers at all stations already are required to submit handbags and parcels for X-ray examination under measures imposed ahead of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK!
Terrorists throw bombs from car windows in crowded Chinese market, setting off huge explosions, killing at least 31 and injuring scores more
Blasts kill dozens at market in China’s restive Xinjiang region
Hong Kong (CNN) — A series of explosions tore through an open-air market in the capital of the volatile western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Thursday, killing dozens of people and wounding many more, state media reported.
China’s Ministry of Public Security said the attack in the heavily policed city of Urumqi was “a serious violent terrorist incident” and vowed to crack down on its perpetrators. President Xi Jinping called for the terrorists behind it to be “severely” punished.
Two SUVs slammed into shoppers gathered at the market in Urumqi at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, and explosives were flung out of the vehicles, China’s official news agency Xinhua said.
The vehicles then exploded, according to Xinhua, which said at least 31 people were killed and more than 90 wounded.
#Urumqi attack kills 31 in China’s restless western Xinjiang region http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-27502652 … pic.twitter.com/G7itK2ywgh
BEIJING (AP) — A timeline of recent violent incidents linked to tensions in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang between its native Turkic Muslim Uighur ethnic group and China’s majority Han. China tightly controls information about such incidents, and it’s not always clear what transpired or the exact number of victims and attackers killed.
THERE IS A BAN ON TERROR-RELATED VIDEOS ONLINE IN XINJIANG.
The New York Times
3 Officials Were Killed in Xinjiang During Chinese President’s Visit, Report Says
The three victims, all from China’s dominant Han ethnic group who had gone fishing on a lake in Kashgar Prefecture, were slashed and stabbed to death on April 27, the same day that Mr. Xi arrived for a four-day tour of the region, the news service said.
Friday May 16, 2014 MYT 5:56:03 PM
Three Chinese officials knifed to death in Xinjiang – report
BEIJING (Reuters) – Three Chinese government officials were knifed to death and their bodies dumped in a lake, in the latest incident of violence in the restive far western region of Xinjiang, Radio Free Asia reported.
The report said the officials were killed during a visit to Xinjiang last month by President Xi Jinping, in an incident that also featured in the state-backed Global Times newspaper on Friday. Reuters could not independently verify the reports.
The Chinese government has blamed several violent incidents in Xinjiang on Islamist militants and separatists seeking to form an independent state called East Turkestan.
The New York Times photo
Xinjiang’s regional government announced a ban in late March on downloading, saving or spreading “terror-related” videos online.
The ban includes video and audio materials “advocating violence and terrorism, religious extremism and separation of ethnic groups”, according to the Global Times.
Hundreds held in China terror video crackdown, says report
May 12, 2014
Police in China’s Xinjiang region, home to mainly Muslim Uighurs, have arrested more than 200 people over six weeks for “dissemination of violent or terrorist videos”, state media said today, amid a wave of train station attacks.
Police in the far western region, which is periodically hit by unrest, detained 232 people who “have circulated videos promoting terrorism through the Internet and on portable devices”, the state-run Global Times newspaper said, citing a Legal Daily report.
Beijing says groups including the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and East Turkestan Islamic Movement (Etim), influenced by al-Qaeda, have inspired and even orchestrated violence in China from Central Asia, which borders Xinjiang.
Some experts, however, question the influence of the TIP, a shadowy organisation that has released videos praising attacks in China but has yet to explicitly claim responsibility for them.
Last week, a lone knifeman was shot and caught after a slashing attack that injured six people at a train station in the southern city of Guangzhou. – AFP, May 12, 2014.
ANOTHER KNIFE ATTACK!
THIS LATEST INCIDENT HAPPENED IN GUANGZHOU!
*RAILWAY STATIONS ARE VULNERABLE TO ATTACKS DUE TO THE HUGE NUMBER OF COMMUTERS.
Four injured in knife attack at railway station
BEIJING: Six people were wounded in a knife attack at a train station in China today, police said, the latest in a string of violent episodes at public transport hubs.
Police shot one of the attackers at the train station in the southern metropolis of Guangzhou, the city’s public security bureau said in a statement on its microblog, adding all six injured had been hospitalised.
Four attackers were involved, the People’s Daily newspaper reported on its verified microblog, adding they were wearing white caps and police opened fire on them after they ignored warnings.
One of the men died, one was arrested, and two escaped, said the newspaper, the official mouthpiece of the Communist Party.
The attack was timed to coincide with the close of President Xi Jinping’s four-day trip to the region, during which he stressed the government’s commitment to fighting terrorism in Xinjiang.
Deadly Blast Undermines Chinese President’s Vow to Beat Terrorism
An attack on a plaza near a busy railroad station in China’s fraught Xinjiang province left three dead and 79 injured, marking another violent incident in the region and serving as a somber reminder that Chinese efforts to stem terrorist attacks might not be working.
Last month, a large group of men armed with knives assaulted a different train station in the region, leaving 29 dead and 130 injured. Local officials blamed that attack on militant separatists that were part of the minority Muslim Uighur community, which resides in the region.
And in October, two tourists were killed and about 40 injured when three people identified as Uighurs drove a car into Tiananmen Square.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack today, but Chinese analysts suspect that the incident, carried out by men armed with knives and explosives, was also perpetrated by militant Uighurs.
South China Morning Post
Dozens injured as explosion rocks train station in Xinjiang capital Urumqi
As many as 50 people reported injured by an explosion outside Urumqi’s southern railway station, as President Xi Jinping wraps up first visit to Xinjiang
BEIJING (Reuters) – An explosion at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of China’s restive far western region of Xinjiang, on Wednesday injured some people, state media said.
The blast happened at Urumqi’s south railway station, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
The People’s Daily said on its official microblog that some people had been injured and taken to hospital.
Neither of the media outlets said what caused the blast.
Pictures on China’s Twitter-like Weibo service, which Reuters could not independently verify, showed blood on suitcases and debris on the ground in front of the station.
Another picture showed what appeared to be a small blast area near a police post, though it was unclear if there were any casualties in the photograph.
33 Dead, 130 Injured in China Knife-Wielding Spree
A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, killing at least 29 people and injuring more than 130 others in what Chinese officials called a terrorist strike, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Four of the attackers were also shot dead and only one was captured alive after the mayhem, which broke out about 9 p.m. (8 a.m. ET) at the Kunming Railway Station in the capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
The Kunming government said the “serious violent terrorist attack was planned and organized by Xinjiang separatist forces,” Xinhua reported.
ETIM terror group ‘behind Tian’anmen suicide attack’
Updated: 2013-11-02 00:36
By CUI JIA in Urumqi (China Daily)
Terrorist organization the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) was behind this week’s suicide attack in Beijing’s Tian’anmen Square, China’s top security official said.
“This violent terrorist incident in Beijing was organized and premeditated by the ETIM, which is entrenched in central and western Asian regions,” said Meng Jianzhu, chief of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
Meng was speaking to Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV.
He made the comments, without giving further details, on the sidelines of a regional security meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan, on Thursday.
Two people were killed and another 40 injured at noon on Monday when Usmen Hasan, his mother Kuwanhan Reyim and his wife Gulkiz Gini, from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region drove a jeep into a crowd after crashing into a guardrail on the Jinshui Bridge, which spans the Forbidden City moat.
Two knives, an iron baton and flags related to religious extremism were found in the jeep, Xinhua News Agency reported.
Five accomplices, also from Xinjiang, were arrested. Police found knives and at least one “jihadist” flag at the temporary residence of the suspects, who admitted that they knew Usmen, and to conspiring to plan and carry out the attack.