Latest Kashgar attack Stories

2008-09-29 12:00:30

Witnesses contradicted official accounts of an alleged terrorism incident in China blamed on Uighur separatists, The New York Times reported Monday. The newspaper said tourists who said they witnessed the Aug.

2008-08-05 12:00:41

In the lead-up to the Summer Olympics, the Chinese government has launched a security clampdown in Beijing unprecedented in the country [BusinessWeek.com, 07/28/08]. But in other parts of China, the security presence is not as intense, and on Aug. 4, terrorists took advantage.

2008-08-05 06:00:03

By Andrew Jacobs Jake Hooker and Tang Xuemei contributed research. * Two men armed with knives and explosives ambushed a military police unit in China's majority-Muslim northwest region Monday morning, killing 16 officers and wounding 16 others before being arrested, according to the state media.

2008-08-05 03:00:02

Chinese Olympic officials say they are confident of keeping the Beijing Games safe and secure despite the attack in Xinjiang in which 16 policemen died.

2008-08-04 18:00:02

KASHGAR, China _ China said Monday that two assailants in a truck mowed down a group of jogging policemen, then tossed grenades and slashed gasping survivors with knives in an attack that left 16 officers dead in this restive Muslim region in the nation's far west.

2008-08-04 12:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) URUMQI, Aug.

2008-08-04 09:00:04

An attack Monday at a border police station in northwest China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region killed 16 policemen and injured 16 more, police said. The attack comes just days before the start of the Summer Olympics in Beijing.

2008-08-04 06:00:03

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Updated version: adding Urgent tag, rewriting subject line; Xinhua: "3rd Ld: Police Station Raided in West China's Xinjiang, Terrorist plot Suspected"] URUMQI, Aug.

2008-08-04 00:00:17

Grenade attacks Monday on a border patrol police station in China's northwest Xinjiang region killed 16 policemen and injured 16 more. Two attackers driving a truck tossed two grenades causing an explosion at the station in Kashi, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

2008-07-31 18:00:38

KASHGAR, China _ This windswept city lies on the western edge of the Chinese empire; it's a shorter trek to Kabul, from here, than to Beijing.

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