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Terrorists sentenced to death after attack on police
Updated: 2008-12-17 19:19

BEIJING -- China's Supreme People's Court said Wednesday that two terrorists in the August 4 attack on police in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have been sentenced to death by a local court in the region.

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Seventeen people were killed and 15 injured in the attack in Kashgar, Xinjiang on August 4th, four days before the Beijing Olympics, the supreme court cited the Intermediate People's Court of Kashgar, Xinjiang, as saying.

The two terrorists, both locals of Kashgar, were identified as Abdurahman Azat, 33, and Kurbanjan Hemit, 28. They were convicted of  intentional homicide and illegally producing guns, ammunition and explosives.

The Kashgar court said the two conducted the terrorist attack to sabotage the Beijing Olympic Games that began August 8.