Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsHan Chinese

World Briefing / China

Police kill 2 in Xinjiang

July 14, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Police fatally shot two Uighur men and wounded a third in western China, where violence has persisted despite the massive numbers of troops sent to restore calm after ethnic rioting.

It is the first time the Chinese government has acknowledged its security forces opened fire since the riots erupted in Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region, on July 5. At least 184 people have been reported killed and 1,680 wounded in the unrest between Uighurs and Han Chinese, the country's ethnic majority.

The shooting sent residents hurrying into homes and shops for cover.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|