Tuesday, August 12, 2008

China: 3 Security guards killed at checkpoint.


Three security staff were stabbed to death in an attack Tuesday in northwest China's Xinjiang region, state media reported, the third deadly assault reported there in just over a week.

Assailants jumped off a vehicle passing through a checkpoint about 9 am (0100 GMT), attacking the security officers, the Xinhua news agency reported. It added one other security officer was injured.

Xinhua said the attack happened near Kashgar, a border city where 16 police officers were killed in an attack last week branded by China as a terrorist assault carried out by people wishing independence for Xinjiang

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