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A Western news report emerged that Uighur attackers armed with knives and explosives stormed a farmers' market in Kashgar prefecture in Xinjiang province on Oct. 12, where they killed at least 22 ethnic Han merchants and policemen. Chinese news outlets have not reported the attack.




ISIS' Ammunition Is Shown to Have Origins in US and China




A court in Xinjiang sentenced Gheni Hasan and Nurmemet Abidilimit to death for the murder of Juma Tayir, a pro-government imam at China's biggest mosque, and for leading terrorist groups; a third man received a life sentence on related charges. Hasan was said to have trained group members to "murder patriotic religious figures."




US military contractors 'hit by Chinese hackers'




China urges central Asian neighbors to step up extremism fight




The Islamic State's global reach




Authorities arrested Aini Aishan, 18, an ethnic Uighur, on suspicion of planning the killing Jume of Tahir, 74, the government-allied imam of China's largest mosque, in at attack in Xinjiang last month. Security forces from China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan participated in a joint antiterrorism drill. Eight men were recently executed in Xinjiang for crimes including terrorism.




China plans to fight terror with 'dozens' of new cities




Authorities arrested a man in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang province, who is accused of spreading "online rumors" about government violence in Yarkant to websites abroad. State media claimed that 18 suspects in the July 28 terror attack in Shache surrendered to authorities, but that few of them were "diehard terrorists."




Authorities claimed to have killed nine "terror suspects" and captured another in Hotan prefecture in Xinjiang province. Two days ago, the imam of China's biggest mosque was killed by knife-wielding 'religious extremists' in Kashgar in Xinjiang.




Authorities claimed that three knife-wielding Uighur militants killed Jume Tahir, the imam of the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, which is China's largest mosque. Security forces killed two of the suspects and captured the third. Tahir was said to be a pro-government Uighur leader who cooperated with authorities in monitoring religious activities.




China and Uighurs Offer Differing Accounts of Violence in Xinjiang




Police in Shache county shot "dozens" of terrorists armed with axes and knives who had killed "dozens" of Uighur and Han civilians and attacked government buildings and a police station in Xinjiang's Elixku township and then moved on to Huangdi township. The attack took place yesterday morning but was not reported until today.




China: Posters warn of bearded terrorists




China bans Ramadan fast in Xinjiang region




MH370: New evidence of cockpit tampering as investigation into missing plane continues




Authorities charged four people, all apparently of Uighur origin, for the March 1 terrorist attack at Kunming train station in Yunnan. Courts in Xinjiang jailed 113 people following a mass trial on mainly terrorism-related charges.




Pakistani army begins ground offensive against Taliban




China publicly sentenced nine people to prison for terrorism crimes, and arrested 14 people in Qapqal near the Kazakhstan border on suspicion of calling for holy war and attending terror training camps abroad. Last month authorities arrested 380 people for violence in Xinjiang. An open letter purporting to come from 200 Uighur writers, poets, and translators in Xinjiang was published, denouncing terrorism and blaming attacks on "a small bunch of lunatic mobsters" who have humiliated and defamed Uighurs as an ethnic group. At the UN, China urged the international community to provide greater support for Afghanistan.




Thirteen people, described as "mobsters," who tried to drive an explosives-laden vehicle into a police station in Xinjiang were killed. Three policemen were wounded in the attack.


 
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