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96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports
96 died in recent clashes in Uighur region, China reports

China reported that 96 people were killed in last week’s clashes in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, making it the deadliest incident of ethnic unrest in the country since 2009. After days of secrecy shrouding the incident in Shache, the official New China News Agency said Sunday that 37 civilians were killed by a gang that ambushed vehicles on the main road of the city, near the border with Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Of the assailants, 59 were shot dead by police and 215 arrested. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said Zhang Chunxian is the secretary of the regional Community Party. It is the Communist Party. ------------ Citing a report...

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