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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.
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."
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.
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.