15 Killed in ’Attack’ in China’s Xinjiang

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Fifteen people have been killed and 14 others wounded in a “attack” in China’s mostly Muslim Xinjiang region, the official Chinese news agency said Saturday.

A group of militants launched an attack on civilians Friday in Shache county, leaving four people dead and 14 wounded. Eleven “terrorists” were also shot dead during the violence, according to CCTV, China’s state broadcaster.

Chinese state news agency Xinhua confirmed the death toll, citing a statement from local authorities.

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