Report: Eight dead in attack in China's Xinjiang

July 31, 2011 12:00

BEIJING - Two men wielding knives attacked a truck driver and then a crowd of people following two explosions in China's far west, leaving eight people dead including one of the attackers, government-run media reported Sunday.

The blasts and attack occurred late on Saturday in the city of Kashgar in the Xinjiang region near China's border with Tajikistan, according to, a Xinjiang government-run website, and the state-run news agency Xinhua.One of the blasts was from a minivan while another occurred in a food market, Xinhua said.

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