外文标题：12 dead as violence hits China's Xinjiang: Authorities
BEIJING: Six people died in explosions and another six were shot dead by police in China's Xinjiang, authorities said on Saturday, in the latest wave of violence to hit the restive region.
The violence in Xinhe in Aksu prefecture in China's far west appears to be linked to triple explosions that rocked the same area on Friday evening, which authorities said resulted in three deaths.
It is unclear if the three deaths reported Friday are included in the latest tally of 12 fatalities.
"As police were dealing with violent incidents a mob threw explosives," with six people killed by police, five arrested and another six killed as they "committed the offence", the Tianshan news portal, which is run by the local government, said Saturday.
Xinhe is an area located at China's extreme west, on its border with Kyrgyzstan and populated predominantly by members of the country's Uighur minority.
Tianshan reported late Friday that triple explosions killed three people and wounded two others in the same area of the largely Muslim region.
One person was killed after two blasts in a hairdressing salon and market, while two others died inside a car which "self exploded" when surrounded by police, Tianshan said.
The vast western region has for years been hit by sporadic unrest by predominantly Muslim Uighurs, which rights groups say is driven by cultural oppression, intrusive security measures and immigration by Han Chinese.
In recent months it has seen more regular violent incidents, usually involving men armed with knives and explosives, according to official media.
Beijing attributes the unrest to religious extremists and separatism. The most serious recent violent incident took place in the Turpan area of Xinjiang, leaving at least 35 people dead in June.
manish kumar (Unknown)
maintain law nd order.
paul an (blr)
wher is pakistanis? do they not feel bad for their "own" brothers? or since it's china, so, pak bcomes mute by default!!
Zeenat Noor (love planet)
why violence , all communities should live together peacefully
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Akash Malhotra (Bangalore) replies to Zeenat Noor
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WHO IS EXPORTING THE TERRORISM TO CHINA ?
china shld cooperate with India in this fight against Jihadists instead of issuing stapled visasa 2 kashmiris............
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Such acts should be dealt with iron hands.
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Morgan (Australia) replies to mvillavan
They arrested 5 already.....
Willy Wolf (Unknown)
Wow China you got it. This is the gift of Pakistan for your hand friendship. This is the beginning. Now the main course is yet to come. You will suffer like India. Congratulations.
While we condemn Islamic terrorism, this part of the land does not belong to China rightfully. It is a freeland and a free country. It is their freedom struggle. China got it from Stalin and keeps it occupied as it provides them the main connection with Tibet another occupied territory.
lvpaklightning (China Xinjiang) replies to ashis
haha, In the past 2000years , half of the time, XINJiang belong to CHina. Don't worry, your Northeast ,which never belong to india in history , the occupied land, will be sooner free from rape country. or join the south country. Though Han ethic can have 2 babies, while the minority can have 2-4 babies in the law. but India is turning a muslim country.
Das (Pune) replies to ashis
Tarim Basin or Xinjiang as been under Chinese control, directly and indirectly, since Han dynasty. Uighurs are turkic people originally from Mongolia steppe who later migrated to Xinjiang.
ashis replies to Das
Yes, only during Han dynasty rule and that too in some parts of the land...