Bloody Mayhem Shakes Chinese City
July 31, 2011 by UPI - United Press International, Inc.
KASHGAR, China, July 31 (UPI) — Rioting shook the Chinese city of Kashgar for a second day Sunday as police reported killing four men, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The violence began Saturday afternoon in the northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
in what police described as “a severely violent terrorism case,” the report said.
Uygurs are predominantly Muslim and there are factions seeking an autonomous state.
The city erupted into violence Saturday night when two men fatally stabbed a truck driver and then drove the vehicle into a crowd, CriEnglish reported.
When the truck came to a stop, the hijackers got out and began slashing at people with knives, the report said.
Six people in the crowd were killed and 28 others were hurt, police said.
Sunday afternoon, violence erupted on the streets again and 10 civilians and police officers were injured, Xinhua said. There were conflicting reports on whether a small bomb exploded or if the injured were slashed with knives.
Police shot and killed four suspects and were searching for four other men Sunday night, the report said.