Two officers among 11 dead from attack in Xinjiang province, where ethnic Uighur insurgents are challenging Chinese rule
A government paramilitary patrol in Xinjiang, the restive Uighur region of China where a deadly attack on a police station has taken place. Photograph: Reuters
A total of 11 people were killed in an assault on a police station in the north-western region of Xinjiang, the local government has said. It is the latest in a series of attacks pointing to growing unrest in the area.
Two auxiliary police officers and nine attackers were killed in the incident on Saturday afternoon, the Xinjiang regional government said in a statement posted on its microblog.
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