Twelve dead in China violence

At least 12 people were brutally killed and several others injured on Tuesday in attacks by militants in China’s restive northwest Xinjiang region bordering Pakistan occupied Kashmir which has witnessed ethnic tensions between Uighur Muslims and Han Chinese.

A few “rioters” killed at least 10 people on Tuesday evening and injured others in Kashgar of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

It quoted witnesses as saying that the violent mobs chopped the victims on Xingfu Street in Yecheng County, Kashgar Prefecture.
Police killed at least two “killers” and are searching for the rest, the report said.

This the second time the province bordering Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is experiencing such brutal attacks.

Eight people, including seven “terrorists”, were killed during a hostage rescue mission in December in the province where East Turkistan Islamic Movement has been running a separatist movement.

Blast at chemical plant kills 13

At least 13 people were killed and 43 others injured when a huge explosion ripped through a chemical plant in northern China on Tuesday. The accident at Hebei Keeperchemical Industries Co Ltd in Zhaoxian County in Hebei province flattened one of the factory’s workshops and broke window panes within a radius of two kilometres.

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