China police shoot dead two suspects in Xinjiang attacks

BEIJING  - Chinese police have shot dead twosuspects being hunted for a deadly attack in the restive westernregion of Xinjiang, which an exiled regional leader blamed onBeijing's hard-line policies towards her people.

The two suspects, Memtieli Tiliwaldi and Turson Hasan, wereshot by police late on Monday in corn fields on the outskirts ofKashgar 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 rattleXinjiang, where many of the minority Muslim Uighurs resent thepresence of Han Chinese, and the controls imposed by Beijing.

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