Riots in western China kill 27

Posted on June 26, 2013 • Filed under: China, Civil Unrest, Tourist Warning reports that riots in Xinjiang on Wednesday left 27 people dead, according to Xinhua news agency. Police shot at knife-wielding mobs who had attacked police stations, a local government building and a construction site, Xinhua said, citing local officials. “Seventeen people had been killed before police opened fire and shot dead 10 rioters,” Xinhua said. The mobs were also “stabbing at people and setting fire to police cars”, the report said. Read article

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