Dozens of people were killed and many more injured in the latest violence blamed on militants in China’s Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Xinhua reported Tuesday. The violence took place Monday morning in Shache county near the city of Kashgar. A gang armed with knives attacked a police station and government offices in the township of Elixku.
They then moved to another township, attacking civilians and smashing vehicles along the way.
The region has been beset by violence for years, blamed by the government on Islamist militants it says are bent on establishing an independent state called East Turkestan.
Report compiled with information from The Associated Press, Reuters, and Xinhua