Skip to comments.96 people killed in Xinjiang violence last week: China
Posted on 08/03/2014 11:53:59 AM PDT by BenLurkin
China has said 96 people were killed in last week's deadly violence in the country's Xinjiang province after a mob armed with axes and knives attacked government offices and burnt vehicles in the remote southern part of the region.
The province has been rocked by what many call ethnic violence in the recent past but last week's incident, as it emerged, has been one of the worst in terms of the death toll.
Quoting local government sources, official news agency Xinhua said investigations showed that it was an attack jointly "organised and premeditated" by terrorists both in and outside China The mastermind behind the attack was identified as Nuramat Sawut from Elixku Township, who had close connections with the terrorist organization East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)."
"Since the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, the group had had multiple gatherings in remote places, during which they made attack plans and prepared tools for their violent acts," the report said.
The government divided the dead into civilians and terrorists; 37 civilians were killed of which 35 were from the Han community and two were Uyghurs.
Though the ethnicity of the "59 terrorists" were not revealed, it is likely that they were from the Muslim Uyghur community, more than 8 million of whom live in this country.
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They ain’t terrorists.
Them peoples want to be free from your stupid confederation. ..
Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 202
Shot & Wounded: 1251
Total Homicides*: 239