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A knife incident between two Uighur vendors in Changsha left six people dead. The government suspects that Uighurs were involved in the Kunming knife attacks on March 1 in which 29 people were killed. Authorities have detained a human rights activist and three citizen journalists for reporting on a self-immolation in Tienanmen Square.
Authorities said a group of knife-wielding "terrorists" stormed the Kunming train station in Yunnan province last night, killing at least 28 people and injuring 113 more. The attack was described as "organized" and "premeditated," but the perpetrators, who were said to be dressed mainly in black, have not yet been named.
In Xinjiang's Aksu prefecture, 11 terrorists who attacked a police patrol were killed and five police vehicles were damaged. Some of the attackers tried to use LNG cylinders in a car as suicide bombs. On Jan. 24, six terrorists were shot dead after attacking a police station in Aksu. Authorities said the number of terrorist attacks in Xinjiang rose to 190 in 2012. Secretary of State Kerry, visiting in Beijing, expressed US concern over human rights violations in the Tibetan and Uighur areas; Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that "[b]oth sides have a responsibility to fight terrorism."
Police blamed "terrorist attacks" for the deaths of 12 people in Xinjiang. Six of them were killed by explosions at a hair salon and a vegetable stand, and the other six were shot dead by police. Among the slain terrorists was the alleged leader of an extremist bomb-making cell.
Police in the restive Xinjiang region fatally shot eight people during an alleged terrorist attack near the southern city of Kashgar. Police recently shot and killed 16 members of an extended Uighur family, including six women, in Saybagh near Kashgar; two policemen also were killed in the clash.