BEIJING - Chinese police have shot dead two
suspects being hunted for a deadly attack in the restive western
region of Xinjiang, which an exiled regional leader blamed on
Beijing's hard-line policies towards her people.
The two suspects, Memtieli Tiliwaldi and Turson Hasan, were
shot by police late on Monday in corn fields on the outskirts of
Kashgar city, where on Sunday assailants stormed a restaurant,
killed the owner and a waiter, then hacked four people to death,
according to the Khasgar government website.
The attack was the latest burst of violence to rattle
Xinjiang, where many of the minority Muslim Uighurs resent the
presence of Han Chinese, and the controls imposed by Beijing.