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Extremists murder imam in Xinjiang

By Cui jia in Urumqi ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-01 07:27:41

Three people attacked and killed the imam of Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, south Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, after he performed the routine sunrise prayer at 6:58 am on Wednesday.

Two suspects were shot dead and one was arrested, local police said on Thursday evening.

The imam, Juma Tayier, 74, was a Muslim leader who constantly condemned those who carry out terrorist attacks in Xinjiang in the name of Islam. He was also the deputy president of the China Islamic Association.

Extremists murder imam in Xinjiang

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