Skip to comments.Chinese police shoot dead 13 attackers in restive Xinjiang (islamists)
Posted on 06/21/2014 4:20:32 AM PDT by mgist
Chinese police shoot dead 13 attackers in restive Xinjiang BY ADAM JOURDAN
(Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead 13 attackers in the restive far-western region of Xinjiang on Saturday after they rammed a car into a police station and detonated explosives, Xinhua news agency said, in the latest of a series of attacks to worry Beijing.
China has been toughening its response to violent crime after a spate of attacks around the country, centred on Xinjiang, the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs.
China has blamed previous attacks on Islamist separatists in the region, who they say are looking to establish an independent state there called East Turkestan. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for Saturday's violence.
"The gangsters drove a truck to ram the building of the public security bureau of Yecheng County in southern Xinjiang and set off explosives. Police shot and killed 13 attackers at the scene," Xinhua said, adding that three police were slightly wounded.
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Chinese Arab Spring countered by the mighty Red Dragon...I don’t the salafist will find any understanding or compromise from the Chinese...
Uighar is involved in the heroin trade, Al Qaeda gets a cut, and I’m sure Chinese officials do as well.
Thug life, baby. Those Izzies know what time it is, playa. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta
What the hell is up with the use of this word “restive”?
Sounds like something you would use for a vacation spot:
You’ll enjoy quite walks along the restive beach when you tour our island!
You get the point. Rant off.
Let’s just hope Qatar doesn’t get mad and order Obama to sick the US military on them like he did with Syria.
But a number of fundraisers operating in more permissive jurisdictions particularly in Kuwait and Qatar are soliciting donations to fund extremist insurgents, not to meet legitimate humanitarian needs. The recipients of these funds are often terrorist groups, including al-Qaidas Syrian affiliate, al-Nusrah Front, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the group formerly known as al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI).
Interesting....the US govt knows where the funding is coming from - but yet - does nothing about it...
Hahaha, yup, that’s how they roll.
What is interesting is that many in the media already call the Chinese city East Turkestan. This is bigger than it seems.
“Resource rich” is code for heroin these days.
Chinese police kill 13 in East Turkestan
Three police officers were “lightly wounded” in the attack on Saturday morning, but there were no casualties among the public.
World Bulletin / News Desk
Thirteen people were killed in an attack on a police station in China’s restive region of East Turkestan (Xinjiang), the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.
Three police officers were “lightly wounded” in the attack on Saturday morning, but there were no casualties among the public, the news agency said citing the local government.
“The gangsters drove a vehicle to ram the building of the public security bureau of Yecheng County in southern Xinjiang and set off explosives,” it said.
East Turkestan is the traditional home of Muslim Uighurs who speak a Turkic language, and China has blamed previous attacks on separatists it says seek to establish an independent state.
In 2012, seven attackers were shot dead after killing 13 people in a knife attack in Yecheng, also known by its Uighur name of Kargilik, a remote town on the road leading to China’s mountainous border with Pakistan.
China has been on edge since a suicide bombing last month killed 39 people at a market in the region’s regional capital Urumqi. In March, 29 people were stabbed to death at a train station in the southwestern city of Kunming.
The rise in violence has prompted a crackdown on violent crime. Authorities in the region have arrested or tried dozens of suspects in recent weeks for spreading extremist propaganda, possessing banned weapons and other crimes.
China also executed over a dozen people for ‘terrorist’ attacks in the region earlier this month and three others for an attack on Beijing’s central Tiananmen Square.
Resource-rich and strategically located on the borders of central Asia, East Turkestan has been plagued by violence for years, but exiled Uighur groups and human rights activists say the government’s own repressive policies in the region have provoked unrest, something Beijing denies.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said earlier this year that the Kashgar region, which sits in the far west of East Turkestan, is “the front line in anti-terrorism”. The Silk Road city of Kashgar has been at the centre of much of the unrest in the region. Yecheng is in the Kashgar prefecture, and is more than 1,500 kilometres southwest of Urumqi.
China seems to be a large country, but in fact is a lot smaller. Like the old Soviet Union, China has conquered large states at her borders. When we subtract these from present day China we see the real form and shape of China. These states are:
South Manchuria* * Everybody knows about Tibet and to a lesser extent Turkestan. But South Manchura is not so well known. It has been split between Russia and China in 1860. In this map present day Russian Manchuria has been shaded light blue.
it seems China has valid reasons to be concerned with Obama’s compromised presidency as well. He will never call them terrorists unless Qatar approves.
Chinese Authorities Riled by U.S. “Doubts” of Uighur Terrorism
May 4, 2014 11:27AM
The State Department’s Country Report on Terrorism casts doubts on the “terrorist” nature of some of the latest attacks in China by Uighur activists. Regarding the Oct. 28th, 2013 car bombing in Tiananmen, which Chinese authorities attributed to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), the report said, “There was no independent evidence to suggest ETIM involvement.” (East Turkestan is what Uighur terrorist-separatists call their secessionist entity, including China’s Xinjiang province.) The report went on that “in general, Chinese authorities did not provide detailed evidence of terrorist involvement, and restricted the ability of journalists and international observers to independently verify official media accounts.” The report also complained that “Chinese law enforcement agencies were reluctant to conduct joint investigations with U.S. law enforcement agencies or provide assistance in cases involving suspected terrorists.”
Given the provocative stance of the U.S., as indicated in the recent Obama visit to Asia, it’s not unexpected that Chinese authorities would be rather hesitant to be totally transparent with the workings of their own internal security operations. And the United States has not been terribly forthcoming itself with regard to China’s terrorist fight. Earlier, the U.S. had transferred six suspected Uighur terrorists from Guantanamo Bay to the Pacific island nation of Palau, and ignored China’s demand for repatriation. Twenty-two ethnic Uighurs were captured after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001. But when the U.S. moved towards closing the Cuban detention facility, all were eventually resettled to six different countries including Slovakia, Palau, the Maldives, and even the United States, instead of China.
The terrorist threat is taken very seriously by China. One of the key purposes of the visit of President Xi Jinping to Xinjiang last month was to speak to the security services there and to beef up their capabilities. As the key link in the Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt, stability in Xinjiang is at a premium. If the province were destabilized, it would disrupt the entire program as the cities of Urumqi, Kashgar, and Aksu are integral to the effort. During his visit, President Xi also encouraged local leaders to participate in the developments now open to them and encouraged the young children to study both Chinese and Uighur languages.
Developing the economy of Xinjiang has been a prime goal of the Chinese government since the premiership of Zhu Rongji, who worked hard to bring more industry to the region. The “Go West” policy, now folded into the Silk Road Economic Belt can help lift the lives of the people of the region. The renewed terrorist threat, now become bolder with the direct attacks in the Urumqi railroad station during President Xi’s visit, represents a grave threat to that policy. And U.S. refusal to accept the threat as “terrorism” makes it in turn a party to that destabilization.
“Wiggers” (Mark Steyn).
Good news on this wonderful morning.
First time I heard that term, I launched a mouthful of Cap’n Crunch. LOL.
Salafists vs China, Salafists vs Russia, Salafists vs Shiites, Salafists vs Whabbists. This will not end well for them.
interesting map and situation development...