15 killed in China terrorist attack

15 killed in China terrorist attack

Fifteen people were killed and 14 injured in a terrorist attack in Shache county in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said in a statement Saturday.

The terrorists threw explosive devices and attacked civilians with knives at a food street in the county around 1.30 p.m. Friday. Police patrolling nearby killed 11 of them, according to Xinhua.

A number of explosive devices, knives and axes were found at the scene.
The injured are receiving treatment at local hospitals.

Also in Shache, Kashgar prefecture, a gang of terrorists with knives and axes killed 37 civilians in an attack July 28. A local court sentenced 12 of the terrorists to death and 15 others to death with a two-year reprieve in October.

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