China

Police killed six people in Xinjiang yesterday, five of whom had explosives strapped to their bodies, and a sixth who reportedly attacked police with an axe. The Xinjiang legislature plans to begin enforcing a ban on burqas in Urumqi, the regional capital; most of Xinjiang’s 22 million residents are Muslim. Last week the Chinese government punished 17 officials blamed for security and other lapses in the fight against terrorism in the region.

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