Six attackers killed by police in Xinjiang

Updated: 2015-01-12 15:56


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Six attackers killed by police in Xinjiang

Shule county is marked by a blue dotted line in western Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.[Photo/]

URUMQI -- Six attackers with explosive devices were killed by police in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Monday morning, local authorities said.

A suspect with an explosive device was spotted by local residents at about 10:10 a.m. in a commercial district in Shule County. The suspect, who later attacked police with an axe and tried to detonate the device, was shot dead by police.

When the police were handling the suspect, another five attackers attempted to ignite explosive devices attached to their bodies. They were killed by the police on the spot.

No casualties of police or civilians were reported.

A minibus with explosive devices was also spotted at the site.