Report: China border station raided by 'rioters'

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August 4, 2008 06:58

The official Chinese news agency said an unknown group rammed vehicles and tossed grenades into a border patrol station on China's frontier with Central Asia, leaving a dozen police officers injured. Xinhua News Agency said the assailants drove two vehicles inside the paramilitary police station Monday and then threw two grenades in the Kashi region. The brief Xinhua dispatch described the attackers as "rioters." The area is home to a Muslim Turkic people, the Uighurs, who have waged a simmering rebellion against Chinese rule, with some Uighurs drawn to the militant Islam that has buffeted Central Asia.


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