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The Turkestan Islamic Party released a message claiming that the Oct. 28 car crash in Tiananmen Square was a "jihadi operation." In the message, TIP leader Abdullah Mansour warned of further Uighur attacks on Chinese targets, including the Great Hall of the People.
Authorities shot and killed nine people who attacked a police station in Serikbuya township in the western province of Xinjiang; two police officers were also killed. The attackers were young Uighurs armed with knives and axes; onlookers asked in vain for leniency for the attackers. One of the slain policemen also was a Uighur.
Authorities announced the arrest of five Uighurs, described as Islamic jihadists, suspected of involvement in yesterday's car crash in Tiananmen Square that killed five people and wounded 38 more. Rebiya Kadeer, president of the Munich-based World Uighur Congress, called for an independent investigation into the incident.
Authorities suspect that three persons who crashed an SUV into Tiananmen Square in Beijing yesterday, killing five people and injuring 38 more, were suicide attackers from the restive western region of Xinjiang. Police are looking for eight persons, seven of whom are believed to be Uighurs, and named two likely suspects from Pishan and Shanshan counties.
A court in the northwestern region of Xinjiang sentenced four Uighur men for a terrorist attack on June 26 that left 24 police and civilians dead as well as 13 militants. Alleged ringleader Ahmatniyaz Sidiq was sentenced to death, along with Urayim Eli and Abdulla Esrapil. The fourth man, Akram Usman, was sentenced to 25 years in jail. The court also said the men had advocated and spread religious extremism.