Terrorism in China!

Xinjiang is the homeland of the mostly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, many of whom complain of discrimination and controls on their culture and religion, and is often hit by deadly unrest.


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)

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: Chinese police busts a terrorist gang in Xinjiang, killing 28 members after 56-day manhunt

Police killed 28 terrorists in far western region of after 56 days of pursuing and attacking

Chinese police kill nearly 30 suspected terrorists in 2 months

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Police killed 28 terrorists in far western region of after 56 days of pursuing and attacking

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Friday, Nov 20, 2015

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

Another blast reported in ‘s Liuzhou city

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BEIJING – South-western Guangxi’s Liuzhou city was rocked by another blast on Thursday morning (Oct 1), which caused bricks to rain onto the streets below a residential area.

Chinese media reports quoted residents saying the 8am explosion was loud and that they could feel the tremors from their beds. Police and firemen have arrived at the six-storey building, with no one reported injured so far.

The latest blast came after local police revealed on Wednesday night that they had found more than 60 suspicious packages after being tipped off by residents. Explosives experts were being readied to investigate and deactivate the parcels.


New explosion this morning in south China‘s Guangxi province after mail bombs kill seven

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Whatever the hell’s happening in Guangxi, it’s not done yet. Another Explosion Hits Terrified Southern China Region

Breaking: New explosion rocks China’s Liucheng county day after 17 parcel bombs kill 7 people.

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30 September 2015

Update: 6 killed, dozens injured in parcel blasts in Liucheng county, . 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.

JUST IN: At least 3 killed in blasts across China’s Liucheng county

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.


: Blasts heard in Liucheng county of S China’s Guangxi, people injured, vehicles damaged, cause unknown

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Police kill six attackers in China’s Xinjiang

Police kill 6 attackers in China’s Xinjiang after they “sought to ignite explosive devices”

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

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.


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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.



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.

Dozens killed and injured in terror attack in China’s Xinjiang

BBC News

Xinjiang violence ‘leaves 13 Han Chinese dead’

Paramilitary policemen stand on a truck as they travel past the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar during an anti-terrorism oath-taking rally in Urumqi, Xinjiang on 23 May 2014.Chinese authorities have stepped up the security presence in key Xinjiang towns and cities

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.

BBC News ‎- 5 hours ago


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Online terrorism: ‘East Turkestan Islamic Movement’ terror audio and video



The Star

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

Click on the link for the report and video:



The Star

Tuesday June 24, 2014 MYT 5:21:13 PM

China shows graphic footage of Xinjiang militant attacks

Trucks carrying criminals and suspects are seen during a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 27, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer

Trucks carrying criminals and suspects are seen during a mass sentencing rally at a stadium in Yili, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region May 27, 2014.REUTERS/Stringer


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



China launches crackdown after bombing kills 43

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.


“International” martial law was passed half of Xinjiang bomb attacks following the bombing terrorist attack in Xinjiang’s capital Urumqi on Thursday, Friday’s bomb attack that took place as much again!And across the border in southern Xinjiang, imposed martial law, at least half of Xinjiang under the shrouded in an atmosphere of terror. Until Friday night, State media reported that the authorities have decided from now until June 2015, “to Xinjiang as the main battleground starts campaign to crackdown on violent terrorist activities”, vowing to within one year “strongly the arrogance of violent terrorists”! (Translated by Bing)




Terrorists throw bombs from car windows in crowded Chinese market, setting off huge explosions, killing at least 31 and injuring scores more

By Kate Lyons and Jill Reilly

The attack occurred at 7.50am local time in the city of Urumqi, the capital of the volatile Xinjiang region, and has been described as a ‘serious violent terrorist incident’ by China’s Ministry of Public Security.
Two 4×4 vehicles rammed into shoppers in an open market, Xinhua news agency reported, citing witness reports.
Thirty-one people are dead and more than 90 injured after attackers drove their cars into an open-air market in China and hurled explosives out the windows

Thirty-one people are dead and more than 90 injured after attackers drove their cars into an open-air market in China and hurled explosives out the windows

Photos posted on social media site, Weibo, show bodies and debris from the market strewn about the streets

Photos posted on social media site, Weibo, show bodies and debris from the market strewn about the streets

A picture allegedly from the bomb site, shows a man lying on the street after explosions rocked through Urumqi in China's north-west

A picture allegedly from the bomb site, shows a man lying on the street after explosions rocked through Urumqi in China’s north-west

Victims of a bombing lie on a street near the site where attackers ploughed two vehicles into a market

Victims of a bombing lie on a street near the site where attackers ploughed two vehicles into a market


Blasts kill dozens at market in China’s restive Xinjiang region

By Jethro Mullen, CNN
May 22, 2014 — Updated 1001 GMT (1801 HKT)

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.

attack kills 31 in China’s restless western Xinjiang region

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China market attack the latest in wave of violence

May. 22, 2014 4:31 AM EDT

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.

For details:



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

Uighur children playing on Thursday near a cage that protects heavily armed paramilitary police officers in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang.Ng Han Guan/Associated PressUighur children playing on Thursday near a cage that protects heavily armed paramilitary police officers in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang.
The police in the troubled far-western Chinese region of Xinjiang are seeking assailants who killed three government officials late last month, an act of violence that appears to have been timed to the visit of President Xi Jinping, Radio Free Asia reported on Thursday.



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.

Malaysian Insider

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.






An investigation is underway into the knife at railway station.

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China Daily: China events shake the Guangzhou Railway Station this morning, 6 people were injured, civilian police quickly shot a knife-wielding man suspects and subdued him. (Translated by Bing)







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

UPDATED : Wednesday, 30 April, 2014, 11:15pm

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





Blast at train station in China’s Urumqi, some injured: media


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.


NBC News

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.








China Daily

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.



China captures five suspects over Tiananmen Square ‘terror attack …


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