China details overseas links for Xinjiang militants

By REUTERS
April 6, 2012 08:34

 
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BEIJING - China has given rare details of what is says are the links between militant groups in its restive far western region of Xinjiang and neighboring countries, most likely close ally Pakistan, as it unveiled a list of six wanted suspects.

The Ministry of Public Security published the names of the suspects, all apparently ethnic Uighurs, on its website late on Thursday, along with their photographs and an outline of their alleged crimes.

All six had spent time in what the ministry called "a certain south Asian country" - a likely reference to Pakistan - where they were trained to carry out terror attacks and incited militants in China to carry out suicide bombings and knife attacks.

The ministry said Nuermaimaiti Maimaitimin had been given a 10-year jail term in 1999 in the unnamed south Asian country, but had escaped in 2006 and then proceeded to send a comrade-in-arms back to Xinjiang where he masterminded an attack last year.

"The ministry hoped that foreign governments and their law enforcing departments would help to arrest the six and hand them over to Chinese authorities," the official Xinhua news agency added.

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