Riots in China’s Xinjiang leave 27 dead
Zee Media Bureau
Beijing: China’s far western region of Xinjiang witnessed riots on Wednesday that left 27 people dead.
As per a BBC report, the riots started early morning today in Turpan prefecture when police opened fire on a knife-wielding mob that attacked police stations and a local government building, the BBC quoted a Xinhua news agency report.
The unrest left 17 people dead, including nine policemen, before police shot and killed 10 rioters, the agency reported. Xinhua cited officials with the region`s Communist Party committee.
The report said three rioters were seized, and that police pursued fleeing suspects, though it did not say how many. It said three people were injured by the unrest and were being treated.
Xinjiang which has been facing violent ethnic clashes, is populated majorly by the minority Muslim Uighurs, but is ruled by Han ethnic majority.
Xinjiang has seen many riots in past, one of the major ones being the ethnic riots in Urumqi in 2009 that left nearly 200 people dead.
With Agency Inputs
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Cabinet meeting on 7th Pay Commission may approve higher salaries for govt employees
- Cabinet meeting on 7th Pay Commission may approve higher salaries for govt employees - Part II
- Monsoon havoc: Delhi lacks proper drainage system
- SC rejects plea seeking ban on WhatsApp messaging app
- 7th Pay Commission: Cabinet approves pay hike for govt employees
- Flying kisses galore! Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone are very much in love – Watch
- Asian markets extend gains on Brexit stimulus bets
- Check rajeduboard.nic.in for RBSE Rajasthan 8th Result 2016: BSER Ajmer 8th Board Result, Rajasthan 8th Class Results 2016
- CCPA to meet today to decide Monsoon Session dates
- 'Rustom' POSTER: Akshay Kumar's intense act will leave you asking for more!