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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.
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.
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.
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.
Authorities named five people, all apparently Uighurs, as suspects in the May 22 bombings in Urumqi that killed 39 people. Four of them died in the attack and were identified by their DNA; the fifth suspect was arrested in Bayingolin. The five had engaged in "illegal religious activities" and formed a terrorist cell in late 2013. Security was heightened on Beijing subways.
Suspected Islamist terrorists drove two offroad vehicles into a busy market in Urumqi in Xinjiang province, throwing explosives and detonating the vehicles, killing 31 people and injuring 94. President Xi Jinping beefed up security and vowed severe punishment for the attack, the biggest in the region in years. Xi Jinping and Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain agreed to increase cooperation in counterterrorism efforts; Hussain said both countries face a common enemy in the "East Turkistan" terror groups.
Authorities have deployed 150 armed patrol vehicles, each staffed by nine policemen and four assistants, to intersections in Beijing as a deterrent to terrorists, in the wake of a string of attacks. A government travel advisory urges vigilance at transportation hubs. China said Turkmenistan is a strategic partner in combating terrorism and safeguarding regional stability.