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Police in Xinjiang shoot dead five 'resisting suspects'

July 12, 2008

Uyghur Human Rights Project
July 10, 2008

URUMQI -- Police shot and killed five people, whom they said were
criminal suspects violently resisting arrest Tuesday.

Police in the capital of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous
Region opened fire after an officer was stabbed by a member of a
15-person group they were trying to nab, said sources with the Urumqi
public security bureau.

Two other injured suspects were hospitalized while eight were detained.

According to the sources, three of the suspects armed with knives
broke into a beauty salon and injured the owner.

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