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Fifteen die in terrorist attack in Xinjiang

( Updated: 2014-11-29 17:59

Fifteen die in terrorist attack in Xinjiang

Counterterrorism policemen conducts a training in Hami, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, June 29, 2014. [Photo/IC]

Four people died and 14 were injured in a terrorist attack that happened Friday afternoon in Shache county, Kashgar prefecture, Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region, according to Xinjiang-based official news portal, Tianshannet (

A group of knife-wielding terrorists attacked a main street with many food outlets by using explosives at 1:30 pm. Eleven of the terrorists were shot to death by the police.

After the incident, police and medical experts have been sent to the spot by local authorities. Injured people have been effectively treated. The case is under investigation.

Also in Shache, Kashgar prefecture, a gang of terrorists with knives and axes killed 37 civilians in an attack on July 28. A local court sentenced 12 of the terrorists to death and 15 others to death with a two-year reprieve in October.

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