China: 'Extremists' trained abroad behind attack in west

By REUTERS
August 1, 2011 07:09

 
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BEIJING - China said on Monday that Muslim "religious extremists" led by ringleaders "trained in overseas terrorist camps" were responsible for an attack in the far western region of Xinjiang that left six people dead.

The attack on Sunday in the city of Kashgar involved nine suspects who stormed a restaurant and torched it after killing the owner and a waiter, and then ran to the street and hacked to death four people, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

"A group of religious extremists led by culprits trained in overseas terrorist camps were behind the weekend attack," Xinhua reported, citing a statement from the Kashgar government.

An initial police investigation found that the leaders of the group behind the attack had learned about explosives and firearms in Pakistan at a camp of the separatist "East Turkestan Islamic Movement," Xinhua said.


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